It seems like an unfortunate matchup because it stuns the momentum of whoever loses. It seems like it was made this way because the LW landscape is so dense with talent. Barboza just swept #6 and is now fighting #10. This is also a much more dangerous fight for Barboza, Johnson is a dangerous guy who could KO anyone. In addition, it has come to my attention that these guys are friends and neither was jumping at the prospect of fighting the other. Barboza wanted to fight the Alvarez-Bendo winner, and Michael Johnson wanted Masvidal. Hopefully them having trained together doesn't influence the fight itself. Although Barboza used to live and train with Dunham and seemed ok hurting him. Here is my question. If Barboza wins, is he in any better a place than he is right now? He is currently #6. Or is this fight a lose lose for him?