Bellator signs Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson has signed a fight contract with Bellator.

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A former UFC heavyweight, Johnson is 12-4 in his career. He went 4-3 competing inside the Octagon from 2015 through this past February. His management team confirmed the news on Instagram.

“Excited to announce (Johnson’s) new home with Bellator,” Sucker Punch Entertainment wrote. “Coming off a big win in his last fight Tim has secured himself a deal with Bellator that he is very happy with. Thank you to Mike Kogan and Scott (Coker) for the opportunity and we look forward to our first fight.”

The 33-year-old Johnson topped Marcelo Golm to conclude his UFC contract earlier this year. He also defeated both Marcin Tybura and Shamil Abdurakhimov during his UFC run.

UFC Fight Night 131 adds bouts

The upcoming card for UFC Fight Night 131 has expanded.

Set for June 1 from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, the card features Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes in the main event.

Among the new additions to the fight card include Gleison Tibau vs. Desmond Green, Niko Price vs. Belal Muhammad and Nathaniel Wood vs. Johnny Eduardo.

Below is the current fight card:

Bantamweight: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes

Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Daniel Spitz

Female Flyweight: Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy

Flyweight: Hector Sandoval vs. Jarred Brooks

Light Heavyweight: Sam Alvey vs. Gian Villante

Lightweight: Vinc Pichel vs. Gregor Gillespie

Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders

Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel

Bantamweight: Nathaniel Wood vs. Johnny Eduardo

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Belal Muhammad

Featherweight: Julio Arce vs. Daniel Teymur

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Desmond Green

Saki-Rountree set for UFC 226

Light heavyweights Gokhan Saki and Khalil Rountree will meet at UFC 226.

The two have been added to the July 7 event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas that features light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier challenging Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title.

Below is the current fight card:

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Daniel Cormier

Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font

Light Heavyweight: Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.