UFC on FOX 8 has its main event as Washington-native Demetrious Johnson will face off with John Moraga in Seattle. The UFC flyweight title fight was announced by FOXSports.com.
The two fighters were originally set to square off at The Ultimate Fighter 17 before Johnson was forced to bow out with injury. Johnson comes into the bout having won three fights in a row, defeating John Dodson in his last bout.
John Moraga is the ranked #5 in the UFC at flyweight, Moraga has won seven straight fights since a 2010 loss to Dodson. Moraga was last in action at UFC 155, where he defeated Chris Cariaso via submission.
UFC on FOX 8 marks the UFC’s return to Seattle after successful cards each of the last two years. The fight card will take place July 27 at the KeyArena. Johnson will face Moraga in the evening’s headlining bout. A welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald will serve as the evening’s co-main event.
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