Monday, March 02, 2009

Anthony Johnson vs. John Howard targeted for TUF9 Finale in June

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Two exciting and explosive welterweights have agreed to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June.

Sources close to the negotiations told ( Anthony Johnson (7-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and John Howard (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) have agreed to the bout, which is expected to be finalized in the coming week or two. first reported last week that the TUF9 Finale is expected to take place June 20, though the event and a location have not been officially announced.

The event, set to air on Spike TV, also features the welterweight and lightweight finales for the upcoming ninth season of "TUF." The show, which debuts April 1, features a U.S. vs. U.K. squad with Dan Henderson heading the American team and Michael Bisping leading the British squad.

The Johnson vs. Howard fight will likely take place on the night's televised main card.

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