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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

John Moraga to Challenge Demetrious Johnson at UFC on FOX 8

Johnson (photo via FUEL TV / UFC)

By FCF Staff

As many speculated would be the case, UFC Flyweight Champion will return to action at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27th, and will fight rising contender John Moraga. The bout will headline the card, which will take place in Seattle, Washington, Johnson’s home state.

Johnson (17-2) will be returning from shoulder surgery, and hasn’t fought since UFC on FOX 6 in January, when he handed Jon Dodson a unanimous decision loss. Prior to that,at UFC 152 last September, the AMC Pankration fighter defeated Joseph Benavidez by split decision.

Moraga (13-1) has worked his way into a title shot by knocking out Ulysses Gomez and most recently, by tapping out Chris Cariaso at UFC 155 in December.

Some of the other bouts that have been confirmed for the UFC on FOX 8 card include Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger, Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig and Spencer Fisher vs. Yves Edwards



posted by FCF Staff @ 9:15 pm
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