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John Howard vs. Daniel Roberts Official for UFC on Versus 1, Set for Preliminary Card

John HowardA matchup between welterweights John Howard and Daniel Roberts, who replaced injured slugger Anthony Johnson earlier this month, is now official for “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones,” which takes place on March 21 at the 1stBank Arena in Broomfield, Colorado.

Originally scheduled for the Versus-televised main card, which is headlined by Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones, the Howard-Roberts bout is now slated for the event’s unaired preliminary card.

The main card also features Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga and Paul Buentello vs. Cheick Kongo, with a fourth televised fight expected to be added soon.

The current “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” features:


  • Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Cheick Kongo vs. Paul Buentello


  • James Irvin vs. Alessio Sakara
  • Spencer Fisher vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig
  • Shannon Gugerty vs. Clay Guida
  • Eliot Marshall vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
  • John Howard vs. Daniel Roberts
  • Chase Gormley vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Rob Kimmons vs. Mike Pierce
  • Jason Brilz vs. Eric Schafer

For complete “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” coverage, including live UFC on Versus results on March 21, stay tuned to

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