On Friday night, UFC officials announced the lightweight contest between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush had officially been added to UFC Fight Night Night 74 in August.

Johnson (16-8), the runner-up on season 12 of the The Ultimate Fighter, was last seen earning the biggest win of his career in the former of a dominant decision over Edson Barboza in February. This marked  Johnson’s fourth straight in the Octagon. The Menace’ was expected to matchup against Benson Henderson in the main event of the TUF 21 Finale before an injury forced Henderson off the card.

Dariush (11-1) will also enter riding a four fight winning streak.  In his most recent outing,the Iranian earned a decision over longtime UFC veteran Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 16 in April.  Prior to this win he scored a second round submission over standout striker Daron Cruickshank after accepting the bout on just one month’s notice.

UFC Fight Night 74 is set to takes place August 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. A light heavyweight bout between former University of Tennesee football player Ovince Saint Preux and former title contender Glover Teixeira will serve as the main event.

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