UFC on Fox 12 event just took a hit. Michael Johnson (15-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC on FOX 12 bout with Josh Thomson (20-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC).
Michael Johnson has won his last three fights. He beat Joe Lauzon via Unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Sonnen in August of 2013, then beat Gleison Tibau via 2nd Rd KO at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 in December of 2012 and finally in his last fight he beat Melvin Guillard via Unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Night – Gustafsson vs. Manuwa in March of this year.
The UFC is currently seeking a replacement for Johnson and as soon as it is announced, will will update this story.
The headling fight of UFC on Fox 12 is Robbie Lawler Vs. Matt Brown.
UFC on FOX 12 takes place July 26 at SAP Center in San Jose. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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