Johnson (19-14), a finalist from Season 12 of , is looking to right the ship after suffering a violent knockout to Josh Emmett at UFC Philadelphia in March. This setback snapped his two-fight win streak, which included decision over Andre Fili and Artem Lobov.
This bout will also mark Johnson’s first bout at 155 pounds since his TKO loss to Justin Gaethje in July 2017
Ray (22-9), a former BAMA and Cage Warriors champion, is also looking to recover from his own KO loss, which came at the hands of Leonardo Santos at UFC Stockholm in June. Prior to this “Braveheart” earned a decision over Jessin Ayari last October.
Other additions to October card include a a pair of heavyweight scraps between Sergei Pavlovich vs. Maurice Greene and Ciryl Gane vs. Don’Tale Mayes.