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UFC on FOX 8 Update: Madadi Out, Masvidal In

Reza Madadi

Visa issues have claimed yet another fighter as Reza Madadi has been forced out of his UFC on FOX 8 fight with Mike Chisea. Stepping into his place will be Jorge Masvidal. The change was announced on UFC Tonight.

Masvidal heads into the bout following his successful UFC debut against Tim Means at UFC on FOX 7. The hard-hitting fighter will be taking on The Ultimate Fighter: Live champion Michael Chiesa, who recently won his first bout since the show’s finale. The Washington native defeated Anton Kuivanen via submission at UFC 157.

UFC on FOX 8 marks the UFC’s return to Seattle after successful cards each of the last two years. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will face John 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.

UFC on FOX 8 Fight Card:

Main Card (FOX 8PM ET)

  • UFC Flyweight Title Fight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. John Moraga
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate

Preliminary Card (FX and Facebook)

  • Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
  • Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
  • Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
  • Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
  • John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza

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