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Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson Verbally Agreed for UFC 157

Posted on by Damon Martin

Brendan Schaub def. Mirko CroCopSince Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson didn’t get to fight at UFC on Fox 5, they’ll face off instead at UFC 157 in Anaheim.

Sources close to the fighters confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that Schaub and Johnson have verbally agreed to the Feb. 23 date for their fight, although bout agreements have not been issued for the contest.

The two heavyweights were supposed to be a part of last weekend’s UFC on Fox 5 card, but Johnson suffered a pulled groin just a week away from fight time, so the bout had to be scrapped.

Luckily, Johnson’s injury wasn’t too severe and the two fighters will now face off just a couple of months later than expected at UFC 157 in California.

The bout’s new date was initially reported by MMAJunkie.com.

  • http://twitter.com/CombatScienceMA CombatScienceMMA

    This fight will be great. It’s a shame it was delayed due to injury. But this should be entertaining and somebody for sure is getting KO’d. And is it me or does Lavar remind anyone of The Rock? Just a bit even??

    • onehitwonder

      Just like him, only bigger, can’t wait to see what he does in the future!!

      • http://twitter.com/CombatScienceMA CombatScienceMMA

        Rocks been looking beastly lately though! lol. …. but yea hahaa

    • http://www.facebook.com/mrackovic2 Milos Rackovic

      i thought the same seeing him for the first time:)

      • http://twitter.com/CombatScienceMA CombatScienceMMA

        Ha ha… the goatee style anyway. Awesome dude though. May not be champ anytime soon but still a pleasure to watch.

  • Ron Couden

    I met Schaub in Seattle this weekend! Class Act! Definitely hope he gets another winning streak going.