A Wales vs London fight will go down at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18, as it was announced today by UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) that at UFC Fight Night London Welshman Brett Johns will take on England’s own Ian Entwistle at 135 pounds.
Brett Johns successfully made his octagon debut last year at UFC Belfast against Kwan ho Kwak, winning a 3-round decision, and next he will look to hand Ian Entwistle his second straight loss in the UFC’s bantamweight division.
Johns made history in his debut last year at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs Hall 2 because he became the first Welshman to both compete and win inside the octagon. He set a UFC/WEC record with 11 takedowns in a single round that fight, and gave an emotional post-fight interview:
“My family and everything put up with a lot of crap, I’m just thankful for them putting up with me, you know?” said Johns, who added that his family was there for him when he had absolutely nothing. He was hopeful to get back in the octagon by UFC London — a wish that will soon come to fruition.
Ian Entwistle (MMA record 9-3) lost to Alejandro Perez at UFC Fight Night 86 last April and will likely need to pick up a victory on March 18 inside the O2 Arena if he wants to remain an octagon competitor, as another loss would move his UFC record to 1-3. Entwistle holds a 1-1 record in the bantamweight division, as well a Performance of the Night bonus for his bantamweight debut back at UFC on FOX 13.
UFC Fight Night 107 (Fight Night London) will air live on Fight Pass be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between #5 ranked Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson — who is currently ranked #8.
Updated UFC Fight Night London Card (March 18th)
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson
Bantamweight Brad Pickett vs. Henry Briones
Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
Lightweight Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalén
Middleweight Tom Breese vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Middleweight Bradley Scott vs. Scott Askham
Light Heavyweight Darren Stewart vs. Francimar Barroso
Lightweight Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
Heavyweight Daniel Omielańczuk vs. Timothy Johnson
Women’s Bantamweight Lina Länsberg vs. Veronica Macedo
Featherweight Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Bantamweight : Ian Entwistle vs. Brett Johns