The UFC has announced that flyweights John Moraga (13-2) will meet Darren Uyenoyama (8-4) as part of UFC on FOX 9 in Sacremento. Moraga is one fight removed from his challenge of current flyweight king Demetrious Johnson that saw his winning streak snapped as the champ submitted him. He started his UFC career with back to back wins and looks to try to climb the ladder back to a championship run.
UFC officials have announced a number of new bouts for the upcoming UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez event. The event is set for April 20 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will be headlined by the UFC lightweight title fight between champion Ben Henderson and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.
UFC officials have confirmed three more bouts for the UFC on FX 5 event that’s slated for October 5th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A lightweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Yves Edwards has verbal agreements in place. Also, Phil Harris will replace an injured Louis Gaudinot in a flyweight bout against Darren Uyenoyama. Finally, welterweights Mike Pierce and Aaron Simpson will do battle on the card
Rising flyweight fighter Tim Elliott has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will replace Darren Uyenoyama against TUF 14 bantamweight winner John Dodson at UFC on Fox 3 in May.
The UFC has added three new bouts to their Nov. 12 card which features heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior dos Santos in the main event LIVE on FOX.
usaku Nakamura will replace Uyenoyama in the first-round bout. Dream “Fight for Japan,” which features the first and second rounds of Dream’s Japan bantamweight grand prix.