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Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga Rescheduled, Headlines UFC on Fox 8

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Demetrious Johnson UFC Fox 6 Presser-2733UFC on Fox 8 finally has a headline bout, and to nobody’s surprise it features UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defending his belt against John Moraga.

UFC officials confirmed the bout first reported by FoxSports.com.

The two were initially expected to meet in The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale main event, but Johnson suffered an injury that forced him off the card.

Johnson (17-2-1) became the first UFC flyweight champion when he defeated Joseph Benavidez by decision at UFC 152.  Johnson last fought on Jan. 26, defeating John Dodson by unanimous decision.

Moraga (13-1) is 2-0 inside the UFC Octagon with a knockout over Ulysses Gomez and a submission victory over Chris Cariaso.

UFC on Fox 8 takes place on July 27 at KeyArena in Johnson’s backyard of Seattle.

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  • peter

    Step on that mouse!

  • peter

    Mr decision should never be a main event fight.

    • http://www.mmamadman.com/ Chase Brian Beebe

      dana said title fights will always headline

      • http://twitter.com/Uncanny390 Timothy Malone

        They can be co-main events if the main event is a different championship fight. Of course the odds of that on a Fox card are pretty much zero…