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Brendan Schaub vs Lavar Johnson Targeted for UFC 154

Brendan SchaubA heavyweight firefight between Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson is slated to take place when the UFC invades Montreal, Quebec, Canada for UFC 154.

Schaub (8-3), a finalist on the The Ultimate Fighter 10, is currently on a two-fight skid behind a pair of first round knockout losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell. Prior to this recent rough patch, “The Hybrid” strung together four-straight victories inside the octagon, including wins over former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga and PRIDE legend Mirko Cro-Cop.

Johnson (17-6) came into the UFC when the Strikeforce heavyweight division was folded into the promotion, “Big” defied all expectations in his first two bouts, knocking out Joey Beltran and Pat Berry inside the opening round. The native of Madera, California then saw his unexpected rise derailed by a come from behind submission loss to Stefan Struve at UFC 146.

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