Johnson to face Garcia at UFC 107

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DaMarques Johnson is scheduled to face Edgar Garcia at UFC 107 on Dec. 12 in Memphis, Tenn. first reported the news Wednesday, and subsequently confirmed it with a source close to the fight.

As first reported, Johnson was originally scheduled to take on Polish born welterweight Peter Sobotta on the undercard of UFC 105, but according to a Tuesday report from, Sobotta was forced off the card due to military commitments.

Garcia (7-1) was exported from the shuttered World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight division in early 2009 and made his Octagon debut in June, losing a split decision to Brad Blackburn. It was the first loss of his professional career.

Johnson (9-7) was an early favorite to win the ninth season of "The Ultimate Fighter," but lost to James Wilks in the finals of the reality show. He is currently training with boxing coach Matt Pena in Iowa, according to a source spoke to.