Johnson's first UFC fight - a unanimous decision over Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto - was at UFC 126, which was headlined by Silva and his highlight-reel frontkick KO of Vitor Belfort in early 2011.
Two respected lightweight veterans clash in the main card opener here, with Dunham riding a wave of momentum thanks to a four-fight winning streak, while by contrast Dariush is coming off a KO loss. He beat Chiesa at his own game and will now face Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title this Saturday. Lee's five wins since the beginning of 2016 are tied for the most in the UFC with Derrick Lewis, Rustam Khabilov, Sam Alvey and Gegard Mousasi.
"It showed in his first Nate Diaz fight". Lee, who was 174 pounds on Thursday afternoon, had said that making weight was going to be no problem.
Both men are riding lengthy win streaks to earn this interim title fight.
Kevin Lee weighed in at 154.5 pounds upon returning to the scale immediately after his one-hour grace period.
As much as Faria not having fought since last September worries me a little, I think she's the more experienced fighter and believe that will make all the difference here. The undefeated Dagestani pulled out of the fight the morning of the weigh-ins due to weight cutting issues, but both fighters still engaged in the media day staredown.
A flyweight fight between Marco Beltran and Matt Schnell will be moved up on the card and act as the featured preliminary fight. The fight was tantalizing throughout and is a flawless example of why Fabricio is still one of the key players in the UFC heavyweight division going forward.
Friday afternoon saw the UFC roll out six fighters who will be squaring off in early-November for the mammoth UFC 217 card in New York City.
Ferguson said his wife and family were near the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, where the Route 91 Harvest Festival - the site of the tragedy - was held. "That's what really needs to happen".
Johnson and Borg were originally supposed face-off at last month's UFC 215. The co-main event is another title bout as Demetrious Johnson looks to make history when he defends the flyweight championship against Ray Borg.