UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga
|UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga|
The poster for UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||July 27, 2013|
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga (also known as UFC on Fox 8) was a mixed martial arts event held on July 27, 2013, at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The event was broadcast live on FX and Fox.
The main event was a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between champion Demetrious Johnson and top contender John Moraga. The pairing was originally expected to take place on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. However, Johnson was forced out of the bout with an injury and Moraga was pulled from that event as well.
Michael Chiesa was originally set to face Reza Madadi on this card. However, on May 14, 2013, it was announced Madadi pulled out of the bout citing alleged visa issues and was replaced by Jorge Masvidal.
Tarec Saffiedine was expected to make his promotional debut at this event opposite Robbie Lawler; however, Saffiedine was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Siyar Bahadurzada. On July 11, it was announced that Bahadurzada also pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Bobby Voelker.
Matt Mitrione was expected to face Brendan Schaub at the event. However, in mid-July, Mitrione pulled out of the bout citing an injury and Schaub was pulled from the event as well with the pairing rescheduled to UFC 165.
Both John Albert and Tim Means missed weight for their respective fights; rather than use time to cut additional weight, both men forfeited 20 percent of their purses to their opponent and the bouts were made catchweight affairs.
|Main card (Fox)|
|Flyweight||Demetrious Johnson (c)||def.||John Moraga||Submission (armbar)||5||3:43||[a]|
|Welterweight||Rory MacDonald||def.||Jake Ellenberger||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Robbie Lawler||def.||Bobby Voelker||KO (head kick and punches)||2||0:24|
|Women's Bantamweight||Liz Carmouche||def.||Jéssica Andrade||TKO (punches and elbows)||2||3:57|
|Preliminary card (FX)|
|Lightweight||Jorge Masvidal||def.||Michael Chiesa||Submission (D'Arce choke)||2||4:59|
|Catchweight (160 lbs)||Danny Castillo||def.||Tim Means||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Melvin Guillard||def.||Mac Danzig||KO (punches)||2||2:47|
|Lightweight||Daron Cruickshank||def.||Yves Edwards||Decision (split) (30–27, 27–30, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Ed Herman||def.||Trevor Smith||Decision (split) (27–30, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Bantamweight||Germaine de Randamie||def.||Julie Kedzie||Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Facebook)|
|Lightweight||Justin Salas||def.||Aaron Riley||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (137 lbs)||Yaotzin Meza||def.||John Albert||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||2:49|
- For the UFC Flyweight Championship.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of The Night: Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
- Knockout of The Night: Melvin Guillard
- Submission of the Night: Demetrious Johnson
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Washington State Department of Licensing. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.
- Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. John Moraga: $17,000
- Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000
- Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000
- Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jéssica Andrade: $8,000
- Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000
- Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Tim Means: $12,000 ^
- Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Mac Danzig: $30,000
- Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $21,000
- Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith: $8,000
- Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000
- Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Riley: $8,000
- Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. John Albert: $10,000 ^
^ John Albert and Tim Means were reportedly fined 20 percent of their purse for failing to make the required weight for their fights. The Washington State Department of Licensing's initial report did not include information on the penalty.
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