Johnson is an 11-time UFC veteran fighting for the third time as a light heavyweight. Nicknamed "Rumble," Johnson competed mostly as a welterweight during his time in the octagon but has since elected to compete at 205 pounds, where he's been successful with a pair of knockout wins over Jake Rosholt and Esteves Jones in regional shows.
Johnson 5-1 in his past six contests.
Linderman fought as a heavyweight in recent outings but will drop back down to 205 pounds for this contest. Linderman is 5-1 in his past six contests, and has never lost a bout by way of stoppage since beginning his professional career in 2008. Linderman is currently the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship's heavyweight champion.
The event is schedule for Nov. 3 at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.