UFC on Fox 8 is almost upon us. At the conclusion of the fight card, the promotion will either have a new flyweight champion or the inaugural champion will continue the reign he began in September 2012.
The man looking to become new champion is No. 4-ranked flyweight John Moraga. Moraga (13-1) has won seven straight fights, including two stoppage victories with the UFC. The fighter looking to hold onto the belt is Demetrious Johnson. Johnson (17-2-1) will look to extend his number of flyweight title defenses to two with a win over Moraga.
The evening’s co-main event is very important to the welterweight division’s rankings. No. 3-ranked Rory MacDonald will face No. 4-ranked Jake Ellenberger in that contest.
MacDonald (14-1) brings a four-fight winning streak into the bout. Ellenberger (29-6) has won his last two. The winner of this fight could very well be booked to face the winner of the upcoming welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre and Hendricks will meet in the main event of UFC 167, which will take place November 16.
At the conclusion of the UFC on Fox 8 fight card, which begins at 4 p.m. ET, several fighters will join UFC president Dana White for the post-fight press conference, which can be viewed live right here.
UFC on Fox 8 Full Fight Card:
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker
Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche
Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means
Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
Daron Cruickshank vs. Yves Edwards
Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza