Lightweight Johnny Case will return to the Octagon for the first time in fifteen months at UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City when he battles Tony Martin, it was announced Monday.
The 27-year-old from Iowa hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since March 20, 2016, the night he was submitted in the third round by Jake Matthews in Brisbane, Australia. Before that he scored UFC wins against Yan Cabral, Francisco Trevino, Frankie Perez and Kazuki Tokudome. Case, 22-5, is now eager to get back to winning ways.
His opponent, Tony Martin, is also 27 years of age and is coming off back-to-back wins against Felipe Olivieri and Alex White. The jiu-jitsu fighter from Boston has eight submission victories to his name and carries an overall record of 11-3.
Headlining UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25 is the lightweight grudge match between lightweight contenders Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee.