Rustam Khabilov vs Kajan Johnson set for UFC Fight Night 127

Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov (22-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) vs Kajan “Ragin” Johnson (22-12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) set for UFC Fight Night 127.

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Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov (22-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) comes into this bout on a 5 fight winning streak beating Norman “Stormin” Parke (23-6-1-1NC MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 84, Chris Wade (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 87, Leandro “Buscapé” Silva (21-6-1-1NC MMA, 3-4-1NC UFC) at UFC Fight Night 93, Jason Saggo (12-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC 206 and most recently against Des “The Predator” Green  (20-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 115. All 5 wins came by unanimous decision. His only two losses in the UFC banner came to Benson “Smooth” Henderson (24-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC in the main event at UFC Fight Night 42, losing via 4th round submission and losing to Adriano Martins (28-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) via spilt decision at UFC Fight Night 61.

Kajan “Ragin” Johnson (22-12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) also comes this bout on a winning streak, winning his last 3 fights. He has beaten Lipeng “The Warrior” Zhang (26-10-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 66. He then beat Naoyuki Kotani (34-16-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 75. Most recently he overcame the odds, returning from a two year layoff to score a comeback third round knockout win over Adriano Martins (29-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC 215. Johnson’s only other fight in the UFC was a third round knockout loss to now jailed fighter (for matchfixing) Tae “The Supernatural” Hyun Bang (18-10 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 174.

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This bout will be contested at lightweight (155lbs).

UFC Fight Night 127 live from London, England, United Kingdom takes place March 17th. No main event has been announced yet.

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