The headliner for September’s UFC Fight Night 94 has been set as eighth ranked lightweight Dustin “Diamond” Poirier takes on tenth ranked Michael Johnson at the event. The news was confirmed by the UFC Monday. The event takes place September 17 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

Poirier (20–4) is currently on a four fight win streak, most recently having vanquished Bobby Green at UFC 199. Johnson (16–10), meanwhile, has lost two straight, falling to Beniel Dariush and Nate Diaz, both in 2015. The headlining fight will mark his first trip to the octagon in nine months. Prior to that losing streak, Johnson had won four straight in the lightweight division.

Additionally, Fox Sports reported Monday that Uriah Hall (12-6), previously set to face Anderson Silva earlier this year, would be fighting on the card against Derek Brunson (15-3).

To date, the UFC Fight Night 94 card breaks down as follows:

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson
Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson
Evan Dunham vs. Abel Trujillo
Alejandro Pérez vs. Manny Gamburyan
Gabriel Benítez vs. Sam Sicilia
José Alberto Quiñonez vs. Joey Gomez
Chas Skelly vs. Maximo Blanco



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Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.

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