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Brendan Schaub to Compete at UFC 154 in Montreal, Wants Lavar Johnson

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Brendan Schaub has, for a long time, received mixed reviews among fight fans. Despite that, he is a fairly popular heavyweight, though pretty unspectacular. He has been criticized occasionally as chinny and lacking defense, and it's hard to argue against that.

According to MMA Junkie, the TUF 10 runner up is now targetted to compete at UFC 154 in Montreal. When discussing the scheduling, Schaub had this to say:

"And if it was up to me, I'd love to fight Lavar Johnson. That'd be fun, right?"

Schaub is currently on a two fight skid, coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Ben Rothwell respectively. Prior to that, he was on a four fight win streak following his loss to Roy Nelson in the TUF 10 finale. Of Schaub's 11 career fights, his 3 losses have all been by knockout. Of his 8 wins, 7 have been by (T)KO, the other one by decision.

Lavar Johnson, a former Strikeforce fighter brought into the UFC, found big success in his first two Octagon appearances. He was riding high on two straight bludgeoning victories over Pat Barry and Joey Beltran (both earned 'knockout of the night'), but Stefan Struve put an end to his momentum when he submitted him by armbar this past May. In Lavar's 23 fight career, he has finished every one of his 17 victories, 15 by (T)KO, and 2 by submission (one of which is due to strikes). Only two of his victories have made it past the first round. He has established himself as one of the strongest and most violent fighters at heavyweight, with the power to knock anyone out. He may be one of the most frightening fighters to face on the UFC's roster, despite his ground deficiencies.

UFC 154 is set to take place November 17 in Montreal's Bell Centre. At the moment, no fights are officially announced, but it is expected that Georges St. Pierre will defend his welterweight title against interim champ Carlos Condit, and Martin Kampmann is expected to face Johny Hendricks in a #1 contender's bout.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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