UFC on Fox 18 will be held on January 30, 2016 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event will be headlined by a potential UFC light heavyweight title eliminator bout between Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader.
Follow a loss to Daniel Cormier for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 187, Johnson (20-5 MMA) rebounded nicely with a TKO win over Englishman Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in September earning ‘Rumble’ of post fight ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
Bader (20-4 MMA) is riding an impressive five fight winning streak. Decision wins over Anthony Perosh, Rafael Cavalcante, Ovince St Preux, Phil David and Rashad Evans has the former TUF winner on the verge of a title shot.
The co-main event features a heavyweight contest between former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett and #7 ranked Ben Rothwell. Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena will kick off the main card on FOX.
Check out the full card below — card is subject to change
Main Card (FOX)
Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader
Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell
Iuri Alcântara vs. Jimmie Rivera
Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal
Dustin Ortiz vs. Wilson Reis
George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Levan Makashvili vs. Damon Jackson
Tony Martin vs. Felipe Olivieri
Matt Dwyer vs. Randy Brown
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