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Johnson and Rosholt Meet in August

 

Fresh from an impressive first-round TKO of Shamil Abdurakhimov in his UFC debut in April, North Dakota's Tim Johnson will return to the Octagon on August 8 when he faces fellow heavyweight prospect Jared Rosholt in Nashville, Tennessee.

The UFC Fight Night card, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Glover Teixeira, will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 from the Bridgestone Arena.

Winner of eight straight, Johnson made quite the impression in Fairfax, Virginia against Abdurakhimov, using a devastating ground-and-pound attack to finish his first Octagon bout in style. Rosholt is coming off a knockout win as well, finishing off Josh Copeland in the third round of their UFC 185 bout in March to pick up his fourth UFC victory.