This Saturday UFC presents its eight special on FOX television. The main event is John Moraga vs Demetrious Johnson for the 125 pound championship. John Moraga may be an unknown to most of the crowd as he hasn’t had a televised fight as of yet with the company. He faces Johnson who was a top contender at 135 though when he had his opportunity at the champion Dominick Cruz he fell short. He found himself then competing in the newly created 125 pound weight class and becoming its first champion.
The show also features a bout between two top contenders at 170 pounds as Rory McDonald takes on Jake Ellenberger. Rory is seen as the next guy who may dominate the division when his training partner George St Pierre retires. Jake is in the process of working his way back up after it seemed he was in line for a title shot then he lost a fight to Martin Kampmann.
The rest of the show features a Welterweight matchup between Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker and a Women’s Bantamweight Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade. If you want more fights FX is presenting a pre show card featuring the UFC debut of Women’s fighting pioneer Julie Kedzie who her fight against Gina Carano was the first women’s MMA fight on cable television.
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