Anthony Johnson to Rematch Kevin Burns At The TUF 8 Finale


After the disaster call by referee Steve Mazzagatti at UFN 14 “Silva vs. Irvin”, Anthony Johnson (5-2) will get the instant rematch to avenge his lost to Kevin Burns (7-1) at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale set for 13th.

The first fight between the two ended in controversy, when referee Steve Mazzagatti stopped the fight after a thumb poke to the eye of Johnson was ruled a knockdown instead of an illegal strike.

Johnson petitioned the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to overturn the decision, but the call was upheld.

Sources close to both fighters today told that the two competitors have agreed to the fight and that it will be finalized in the coming days.

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