mike-chiesa-5.jpgThe fight card for next month’s UFC on FOX 8 event is set with the official lineups for the FX and Facebook portions of the preliminary card.

“UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga” takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle. The main card, including a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) and top contender John Moraga (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), airs on FOX.

Prior to the four-fight FOX lineup, nine fights take place on the prelims.

The featured preliminary-card bout is a lightweight fight between onetime Strikeforce title challenger Jorge Masvidal (24-7 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and “TUF 15? winner and Washington resident Michael Chiesa (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC).

Masvidal will be making his second UFC appearance after debuting with a unanimous decision win over Tim Means in April at UFC on FOX 7. He went 5-1 with Strikeforce, including a 3-1 run before the merger with a UFC. That lone loss came in a lightweight title fight against Gilbert Melendez.

Chiesa won “TUF 15? about a year ago with a first-round submission of teammate Al Iaquinta. After a layoff, he returned in February and submitted Anton Kuivanen at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif., to stay unbeaten.

In total, six fights will air on the FX-broadcast prelims over a three-hour block prior to the main card, including a heavyweight bout between former “TUF 10? housemates Matt Mitrione (6-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Brendan Schaub (9-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC). The Facebook prelims stream will feature a trio of fights prior to the FX broadcast.

The full UFC on FOX 8 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 5 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 3:30 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC on FOX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Michael Chiesa)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 21 Results: Demian Maia Makes Quick Work of Carlos Condit with Submission Win

  • 9 hours ago
  • 5 views

Maia stopped Carlos Condit in the featured bout at UFC on FOX 21 via first-round submission on Saturday night in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Maia vs. Condit Card

  • 9 hours ago
  • 7 views

Demian Maia can no longer be ignored. The 38-year-old Brazilian secured what might have been the most impressive win of his career at UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, when h read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Maia vs. Condit Card

  • 9 hours ago
  • 7 views

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia was more than a striker-grappler matchup. It's more like the striker-grappler matchup, at least in the UFC's welterweight division. In one corner of the main event of UF read news >>

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC on Fox 21

  • 9 hours ago
  • 7 views

The UFC on Fox 21 main event between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia was doomed to end in disappointment, one way or the other. Unfortunately for Condit, he has to carry that disappointment after Maia read news >>

UFC on FOX 21 Fighter Bonuses: Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon Earn Another Fight of the Night

  • 8 hours ago
  • 5 views

The UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit main card fighters snatched up all of the post-fight bonuses on Saturday night in Vancouver. read news >>

Anthony Pettis vs. Oliveira Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC on Fox 21

  • 9 hours ago
  • 2 views

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis met Charles Oliveira in his featherweight debut at UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Following a three-fight losing run, Pettis ditched the ligh read news >>

UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit Gate and Attendance Figures from Vancouver

  • 8 hours ago
  • 3 views

UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit gate and attendance figures from Rogers Arena in Vancouver. read news >>

UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit Post-Fight Press Conference Video Replay

  • 8 hours ago
  • 9 views

The big winners from Friday's UFC on Fox 21: Maia vs. Condit fight card fielded questions from the media following the event at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. read news >>

UFC on FOX 21 Fight Highlights: Jim Miller Bests Joe Lauzon in Fight of the Night

  • 7 hours ago
  • 5 views

Check out the UFC on FOX 21 fight highlights from the rematch between Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon. read news >>

Carlos Condit Leaning Towards Retirement Following Loss at UFC on FOX 21

  • 7 hours ago
  • 14 views

Carlos Condit said following his loss to Demian Maia at UFC on FOX 21 that he’s leaning towards being done with his career as a professional fighter. read news >>