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Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida Possible For UFC 104

Anthony Johnson

Another interesting match-up is in the works to be added to the already stacked UFC 104 card for October. Welterweights Anthony Johnson and Yoshiyuki Yoshida will each look to move closer to the top of their division. The fighters have verbally agreed to the contest, but the actual fight contracts are in the process of being finalized, according to MMAJunkie.

Johnson is coming off of back to back knockout victories over Kevin Burns and Luigi Fioravanti, respectively, bouncing back from a controversial loss to Burns in their first meeting. He had been expected to take on “The Ultimate Fighter” alum Matt Brown at the finale for season 9 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, but was forced to withdraw by a knee injury suffered in training. Brown later backed out of the card citing nagging injuries of his own.

Yoshida garnered a submission victory over Brandon Wolff in his last outing at UFC 98, marking a rebound from a vicious knockout loss to Josh Koscheck in December. The skilled Judoka will bring an 11-3 record to the Octagon that evening which he will no doubt hope to extend.

Johnson recently made headlines for the wrong reasons as he was arrested for alleged domestic violence, allegations of which his managers maintain he is completely innocent.

For more information on the rumored card for UFC 104, please visit our UFC 104 Rumors page.

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