UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga

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UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga
UFC on FOX 8 updated poster.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 27, 2013
CitySeattle, Washington
Total gate$700,081[1]
Event chronology
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie

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.[2][3] 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.[4] The pairing was originally expected to take place on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[5] However, Johnson was forced out of the bout with an injury and Moraga was pulled from that event as well.[6]

Michael Chiesa was originally set to face Reza Madadi on this card.[7] However, on May 14, 2013, it was announced Madadi pulled out of the bout citing alleged visa issues and was replaced by Jorge Masvidal.[8]

Miesha Tate was pulled from her scheduled bout with Liz Carmouche to participate as coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18[9] and was replaced by Jéssica Andrade.[10]

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.[11] On July 11, it was announced that Bahadurzada also pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Bobby Voelker.[12]

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.[13]

Danny Castillo was expected to face Bobby Green at the event, however, in mid-July, Green pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Tim Means.[14]

Yves Edwards was expected to fight Spencer Fisher on this card. However, on July 11, Fisher was removed from the bout due to injury and replaced by Daron Cruickshank.[15]

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.[16]


Main card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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 lb) 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 lb) Yaotzin Meza def. John Albert Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:49


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[18]

  • Fight of The Night: Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
  • Knockout of The Night: Melvin Guillard
  • Submission of the Night: Demetrious Johnson

Reported Payout[edit]

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.[19]

  • 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC on FOX 8 officially draws 8,967 attendance for $700,081 live gate". MMA Junkie. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  2. ^ "UFC announces return to KeyArena on July 27". seattletimes.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  3. ^ Staff (2013-03-22). "UFC on FOX 8 heading to Seattle's KeyArena in July". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  4. ^ Jesse Holland (2013-04-25). "Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga flyweight title fight headlines UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  5. ^ "Demetrious Johnson defends UFC flyweight title vs. John Moraga at TUF 17 Finale". mmajunkie.com. February 11, 2013.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-02-26). "Demetrious Johnson injured, title fight with John Moraga off TUF 17 Finale". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-04-23). "Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi added to UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  8. ^ "Reza Madadi out of UFC on FOX 8, Jorge Masvidal now meets Michael Chiesa". mmajunkie.com. 2013-05-14.
  9. ^ A.J. Perez (2013-05-28). "Tate replacing Zingano on TUF". msn.foxsports.com.com. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  10. ^ Ariel Helwani (2013-05-31). "Liz Carmouche vs. newcomer Jessica Andrade slated for UFC on FOX 8". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  11. ^ Staff (2013-06-04). "Bahadurzada replaces injured Saffiedine, meets Lawler at UFC on FOX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  12. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Siyar Bahardurzada out at UFC on FOX 8, Bobby Voelker faces Robbie Lawler". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  13. ^ Ariel Helwani (2013-07-10). "Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub off UFC on FOX 8 card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  14. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Tim Means replaces Bobby Green, faces Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  15. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Daron Cruickshank replaces Spencer Fisher, meets Yves Edwards at UFC on FOX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  16. ^ Staff (2013-07-26). "UFC on FOX 8 weigh-in results: Johnson, Moraga on mark for title fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  17. ^ "UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  18. ^ Staff (2013-07-27). "UFC on FOX 8 bonuses: Johnson, Guillard, Herman, Smith earn $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  19. ^ Staff (2013-07-30). "UFC on FOX 8 salaries: Lawler, Guillard, Herman earn top disclosed paydays". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30.

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