Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC 174 in Vancouver

A Lightweight clash has been added to the UFC’s return trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada later this year at the Rogers Arena.

Former DEEP Lightweight Champion Tae Hyun Bang welcomes TUF Nations alumni Kajan Johnson at UFC 174, scheduled to take place June 14th.

UFC officials announced the match-up on Thursday.

Tae Hyun Bang (16-8), a Korean Top Team affiliate made his rounds competing on the Asian MMA circuit for likes of DEEP, Sengoku and ROAD FC.

Having returned to the sport in June of last year, following a three year hiatus, Bang got back on track defeating fellow countrymen Joo Dong Hwang at Top FC 1: Original.

Bang, 30, signed with the UFC in 2013 and made his Octagon debut at the turn of the year, squaring off against fellow newcomer Mairbek Taisumov. The Korean fighter went on to lose the contest via Unanimous Decision for the UFC’s first trip to Singapore at UFC Fight Night 34.

Kajan Johnson (19-10-1) makes his way into the Octagon with a wealth of experience having been involved in the sport for over a decade. The Canadian-born fighter made his professional debut back in 2002 competing in his native Canada.

Johnson, or “Ragin” was a cast member of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia. And made it all the way to the Semifinals, before getting knocked out (violently) to eventual Finalist Chad Laprise.

Now, Johnson gets a chance at making his promotional debut in front of his hometown crowd, when he pairs off against South Korea’s Tae Hyun Bang, who also looks to get his first Octagon win at UFC 174.

Ultimate Fighting Championship, 6/14/14
“UFC 174″
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Flyweight title
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov

Welterweight Bout
Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley

Welterweight Bout
Daniel Sarafian vs. Kiichi Kunimoto

Bantamweight Bout
Yves Jabouin vs. Mike Easton

Bantamweight Bout
Roland Delorme vs. Michinori Tanaka

Lightweight Bout
Tae Hyun bang vs. Kajan Johnson

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