The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Monday.
UFC Fight Night 63 will come from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia and will be headlined by Chad Mendes meeting Ricardo Lamas in a featherweight bout.
Abdurahimov (15-2) has won three in a row and nine of ten. His most recent victory came in June as he defeated Kenny Garner and eleven of his wins have come by stoppage. Johnson (8-1) is currently on a seven fight winning streak and is coming off a TKO win against Travis Wiuff. All of his wins have come by stoppage with four coming by TKO/KO and four by submission.
The current UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas fight card is below.
Chad Mendes (16-2) vs. Ricardo Lamas (15-3)
Bobby Green (23-6) vs. Jorge Masvidal (28-8)
Dustin Poirier (16-4) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-1)
Michael Chiesa (11-2) vs. Mitch Clarke (11-2)
Shamil Abdurahimov (15-2) vs. Timothy Johnson (8-1)