Johnson vs. Moraga: Complete Guide to the UFC on Fox 8 Fight Card

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Johnson vs. Moraga: Complete Guide to the UFC on Fox 8 Fight Card

UFC on Fox 8 will take place on Saturday from Seattle's Key Arena.  Here is a guide to get you prepared for the fight card, which will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga.

 

UFC on Fox 8 Full Fight Card Odds

Demetrious Johnson, favorite (-500) over John Moraga (+350)

Rory MacDonald, favorite (-240) over Jake Ellenberger (+190)

Robbie Lawler, favorite (-300) over Bobby Voelker (+230)

Liz Carmouche, favorite (-600) over Jessica Andrade (+400)

Jorge Masvidal, favorite (-300) over Michael Chiesa (+230)

Danny Castillo, favorite (-225) over Tim Means (+175)

Melvin Guillard, favorite (-125) over Mac Danzig (-105)

Daron Cruickshank, favorite (-140) over Yves Edwards (+110)

Ed Herman, favorite (-240) over Trevor Smith (+190)

Germaine de Randamie, favorite (-120) over Julie Kedzie (-110)

Justin Salas, favorite (-240) over Aaron Riley (+190)

John Albert, favorite (-250) over Yaotzin Meza (+195)

*Odds via Bovada

 

UFC on Fox 8 Road to the Octagon Video

 

UFC on Fox 8 Main Card Tale of the Tape

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Liz Carmouche

                                 Demetrious Johnson                                   John Moraga

Record:                      17-2-1                                                          13-1-0

Avg. Fight Time:          17:45                                                           7:29

Height:                        5' 3" (160 cm)                                              5' 6" (168 cm)

Weight:                       125 lb. (57 kg)                                             125 lb. (57 kg)

Reach:                        66.0" (167.64 cm)                                        67.00" (170.18 cm)

Age:                           26                                                               29

 

                                   Rory MacDonald                               Jake Ellenberger

Record:                        14-1-0                                                29-6-0

Avg Fight Time:             10:06                                                 9:06

Height:                         6' 0" (183 cm)                                     5' 10" (178 cm)

Weight:                        170 lb. (77 kg)                                    170 lb. (77 kg)

Reach:                         76.5" (194.31 cm)                               73.0" (185.42 cm)

Age:                            24                                                      28           

 

                                   Robbie Lawler                        Bobby Voelker

Record:                        20-9-0                                     24-9-0

Avg Fight Time:             7:34                                        10:43

Height:                         5' 11" (180 cm)                         6' 0" (183 cm)

Weight:                        170 lb. (77 kg)                          170 lb. (77 kg)

Reach:                         74.0" (187.96 cm)                     74.0" (187.96 cm)

Age:                             31                                           34

 

                                   Liz Carmouche                        Jessica Andrade

Record:                        8-3-0                                         9-2-0

Avg Fight Time:            10:46                                         Unavail.   

Height:                        5' 6" (168 cm)                             5’ 3” (160 cm)

Weight:                       135 lb. (61 kg)                           136 lb (61 kg)

Reach:                        66.00" (167.64 cm)                     Unavail.

Age:                            29                                             21

*All stats via FightMetric.com

 

UFC on Fox 8 Main Card Key Stats

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Demetrious Johnson has never been finished in 20 professional MMA fights (17-2-1). His two defeats were by unanimous decision.

John Moraga only has two UFC flyweight division bouts under his belt, but his finishes in both of those fights tie him with Joseph Benavidez for most finishes in the division’s brief UFC history.

Rory MacDonald has the fourth best striking accuracy percentage (53.5 percent) in UFC welterweight history. Meanwhile, Jake Ellenberger has the third highest significant striking defense (68.4 percent) in UFC welterweight history.

Robbie Lawler’s finishing rate in his wins is 90 percent. He has 20 career victories; of that number, 17 have come by way of knockout. Twelve of those knockouts have come in the first round.

Liz Carmouche (8-3) has finished seven of her opponents. Five of her finishes have come via knockout.

*Stats via FightMetric.com

 

UFC on Fox 8 Main Card Predictions

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Demetrious Johnson over John Moraga via unanimous decision.

Rory MacDonald over Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision.

Robbie Lawler over Bobby Voelker via third-round TKO.

Liz Carmouche over Jessica Andrade via first-round TKO.

 

UFC on Fox 8 Where to Watch

Two preliminary card fights on UFC's Facebook page at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m PT.

Six preliminary card fights on FX at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

Four main card fights on Fox at 8 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. PT.

 

 

 

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