clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Timothy Johnson vs. Luis Henrique added to UFC Belem

New, comment
Timothy Johnson (left) will attempt to get back on track against Luis Henrique.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Heavyweights Timothy Johnson and Luis Henrique are set to collide in Belem, Brazil, on Feb 3, the promotion announced on Sunday.

Johnson (11-4) has bounced between wins and losses since signing with the UFC in 2015. The 32-year-old heavyweight has defeated the likes of Shamil Abdurahimov and Marcin Tybura inside the Octagon, but looks to get back on track following a first-round defeat to Junior Albini in July.

Henrique (10-4) suffered consecutive losses to Tybura and Arjan Bhullar in 2017 after submitting Dmitry Smolyakov and Christian Colombo in 2016. The Brazilian signed with the UFC on a seven-fight unbeaten streak, but lost to heavyweight sensation Francis Ngannou in his debut.

UFC Belem will mark the company’s first trip to the North area of Brazil, and takes place at the Mangueirinho Gymnasium. Two other bouts are official for the card: Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith and Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales.