UFC: Welshman Brett Johns faces Pedro Munhoz in Los Angeles

Brett Johns
Swansea's Brett Johns trained and fought for seven years in MMA before finally getting a call up to the UFC

Welsh fighter Brett Johns will face top-10 ranked Pedro Munhoz in a UFC bantamweight bout in Los Angeles on 4 August.

Munhoz, 31, has 15 wins and three defeats and is ranked 10th in the UFC bantamweight standings.

Johns, ranked 14th in the standings, also has 15 wins under his belt, but he has only suffered the one defeat.

The 25-year-old from Swansea suffered his first defeat in his last bout against Aljamain Sterling in April.

"It's nice to finally get back in there, last April wasn't particularly the best performance of my career," Johns said.

"It was a massive show but... unfortunately we didn't get the result.

"People say you learn from your losses but the only think I learnt was when you lose it doesn't feel particularly great.

"But we've got a second chance of someone in the top 10 which is very rare and shows that the UFC are very interested in me, giving me another top 10 opponent."

Like Johns, Munhoz lost his most recent fight, a split-decision defeat against John Dodson in March.

The Welshman fights Munhoz the same night bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw takes on the number one contender Cody Garbrandt in the main event.

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