Timothy Johnson vs. Junior Albini Set for UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island

By Tristen Critchfield May 18, 2017


Timothy Johnson will face Junior Albini in a heavyweight scrap at UFC on Fox 25.

Newsday first reported the matchup. UFC on Fox 25 takes place at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y. on July 22 and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum. The card will also include a showdown between bantamweight prospects Jimmie Rivera and Thomas Almeida.

Johnson was victorious in his first appearance of 2017, as he took a split-decision triumph over Daniel Omielanczuk at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18. The North Dakota native is 3-2 in the Octagon overall and also owns triumphs against Marcin Tybura and Shamil Abdurakhimov.

Albini will enter his Octagon debut on a nine-fight winning streak. The 26-year-old Brazilian has compiled a 13-2 career mark, with 11 victories coming via knockout, technical knockout or submission.

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