The next challenger for Demterious Johnson’s Flyweight tile may come from the newly announced Ali Bagautinov (12-2) vs. John Lineker (23-6) bout that will be part of UFC 169.
Bagautinov has won 10 fights in a row, including defeating Marcos Vinicius (TKO) and Tim Elliott (UD); since joining the UFC.
Since a promotional debut loss to Luis Gaudinot, Lineker has won 4 fights in a row; with 3 of the wins by (T)KO. For Lineker making weight could be the key to a title bout, as he has missed weight in his last 2 outings and in his promotional debut.
UFC 169 takes place on Febuary 1, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey; headlined by Ricardo Lamas challenging Jose Alo the the UFC Featherweight title.