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Kajan Johnson returns to Octagon at UFC 215 against Adriano Martins

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It’s been two years since fans have seen Kajan Johnson step inside the UFC Octagon. It was September 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 75 to be precise. “Ragin” will finally return to the cage on September 9, 2017 at UFC 215 against Adriano Martins.

Kajan Johnson returns at UFC 215

During his two year absence, Johnson has built Tristar Vancouver and has been very passionate about fighter/employee relations.

Johnson (21-12-1) has been in the game since 2002 and has fought for many different promotions. After a stint on The Ultimate Fighter Nations, Johnson was able to secure a spot with the promotion and is currently 2-1 under the UFC banner. In his most recent outing, the Tristar Vancouver head coach earned a unanimous decision against Naoyuki Kotani in Japan.

Martins (28-8) signed with the UFC in 2013 and has a 4-2 record in his six fights. After riding a three-fight winning streak, the Brazilian fell short in his most recent outing. At UFC 204 in October of last year, Martins lost a split decision against Leandro Santos.

Both men will be returning after a lengthy lay-off in the Octagon and look to regain control in the lightweight division.

UFC 215 goes down on September 9, 2017 from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The main event features a battle for the UFC flyweight championship, as Demetrious Johnson takes on Ray Borg. The women’s bantamweight championship is up for grabs in the co-main event as Amanda Nunes takes on Valentina Shevchenko.

The current UFC 215 fight card looks as follows:

  • Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg – for flyweight title
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Francis Ngannou vs. Junior Dos Santos
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis
  • Rick Glenn vs. Gavin Tucker
  • Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras
  • Arjan Bhullar vs. Luis Henrique
  • Gilbert Melendez vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Kajan Johnson vs. Adriano Martins


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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of MMASucka.com, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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