The matchup was confirmed by Johnson online in a Twitter post. The UFC has not yet officially acknowledged the matchup as of this writing.
— Ragin' MMA Podcast (@RaginMMAPodcast) January 5, 2018
Johnson, 33, is currently enjoying a three fight win streak after losing his octagon debut, including a TKO win in his las bout over Adriano Martins at UFC 215 in September.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old Russian “Tiger” has rattled off five straight decision wins. He case away with the nod over Desmond Green at UFC Fight Night 115 in September.
UFC Fight Night 127 is scheduled for Mar. 17 at the O2 Arena in London. The event will live streamed on UFC Fight Pass. Current matches include:
Leon Edwards (14-3-0) vs. Peter Sobotta (17-5-1)
Mark Goodbeer (13-3-0) vs. Dmitry Poberezhets (24-5-1, 1NC)
Kajan Johnson (22-11-0) vs. Rustam Khabilov (22-3-0)
Paul Craig (9-2-0) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (10-0-0)
Nasrat Haqparast (8-2-0) vs. Alex Reyes (13-3-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.