"The fastest man in the division has answered the call, and Demetrious Johnson will move into Pickett’s spot to face the former divisional kingpin," said UFC president Dana White. "Both men have verbally agreed to the fight."
Johnson was originally supposed to fight Renan Barao, but Barao will now await a new opponent.
May 28th, Spike TV Prelim fight from Las Vegas, Nevada:
Miguel Torres (39-3)
Win Antonio Banuelos - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 126
Win Charlie Valencia - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) WEC 51
Loss Joseph Benavidez - Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEC 47
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson (8-1)
Win Norifumi Yamamoto - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 126
Win Damacio Page - Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEC 52
Win Nick Pace - Decision (Unanimous) WEC 51