After his UFC London fight fallout, Brett Johns is finally set for his second UFC match-up when he faces Mitch Gagnon at UFC Glasgow.
The bantamweight bout, which was officially announced by the UFC on Monday, features on UFC Glasgow which takes place on Sunday, July 16 at The SSE Hydro. The event marks the promotion’s return to Scotland, following their debut in July 2015.
After a successful start to his UFC campaign against Kwan Ho Kwak in November 2016, Johns, 25, was set to compete in March of this year at UFC London. This would ultimately fall off after opponent Ian Entwistle missed weight and was subsequently deemed unfit to compete.
Following his London heartbreak, Johns (13-0) told MMA Plus he was pursuing fights against Henry Briones and Marlon Vera, but instead will meet Gagnon upon his return.
32-year-old Gagnon (12-4) returns to the Octagon for the first time since December 2016, where he lost to Matthew Lopez by unanimous decision. That fight was the Canadian’s first in two years.
Following the current trend of fighters booking their own fights through social media, Johns and Gagnon agreed to scrap on Twitter, with the UFC soon making the bout official. Neither fighter is currently ranked in the bantamweight top 15.
Fights which have already been announced for UFC Glasgow include: Paul Craig against TUF 23 finalist Khalil Rountree, heavyweight Mark Godbeer (12-3) against the debuting Justin Willis (4-1) and middleweight Jack Marshman (21-6) versus Canadian Ryan Janes (9-2).
Also on the Glasgow card, Stevie Ray returns from his majority decision win over Joe Lauzon to face Paul Felder.