UFC Fight Night 94 will be held this weekend (on September 17, 2016) at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
This will be the first that the promotion has hosted in Hidalgo after holding multiple events across the state of Texas.
A lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson will feature as the main event of the evening.
Johnson (16-10) is riding his third two-fight losing streak of his career. A split decision loss to Beniel Dariush was followed up by a ‘Fight of the Night’ unanimous decision loss to Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 in December of last year.
Poirier (20-4) has looked impressive since moving to lightweight following a first round TKO loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 178. ‘The Diamond’ has earned victories over Bobby Green (KO), Joseph Duffy (Decision), Yancy Medeiros (TKO) and Carlos Diego Ferreira (TKO).
The co-main event features a middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Derek Brunson.
Brunson was recently forced out of his UFC 200 bout with Gegard Mousasi due to an eyesight problem stemming from corrective surgery he had a few years ago.
Hall, the “Ultimate Fighter” finalist, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 193. Prior to the loss, Hall stunningly knocked out Gegard Mousasi last September.
Chris Wade vs. Islam Makhachev will open up the main card on Fox Sports 1 whilst Gabriel Benítez vs. Sam Sicilia will headline the preliminary card. A welterweight bout between Erick Montaño and Randy Brown will feature as the UFC Fight Pass early preliminary card headliner.
Check out the full fight card below:
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson
Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson
Evan Dunham vs. Rick Glenn
Alejandro Pérez vs. Albert Morales
Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson
Chris Wade vs. Islam Makhachev
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Gabriel Benítez vs. Sam Sicilia
Augusto Montaño vs. Belal Muhammad
José Alberto Quiñonez vs. Joey Gomez
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Erick Montaño vs. Randy Brown
Chas Skelly vs. Maximo Blanco
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