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 (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 Fight Night 97 lineup set with Alvey vs. Nicholson in featured prelim spot

  • 29 days ago

The lineup is set for the UFC’s second trip to the Philippines for UFC Fight Night 97 in October.Filed under: News read news >>

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland

  • 29 days ago

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 96 event in Portland, Ore.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White Confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago

UFC president Dana White confirmed on Tuesday that lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Johnson has been finalized. read news >>

Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal booked for December's TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas

  • 26 days ago

December’s TUF 24 Finale has a new welterweight fight booking: Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal added to TUF 24 Finale

  • 26 days ago

The Ultimate Fighter 24 finale is stacked with great fights, and now a welterweight war between Jake Ellenberger and Jorge Masvidal has been added.This season of The Ultimate Fighter is a very intere read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Knockout of the Month' for September: A knee strike that'll knock your socks off

  • 21 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best knockouts from September. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Submission of the Month' for September: A featherweight record-setter

  • 20 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best submissions from September.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Coker Undeterred by Potential of Public Backlash Ahead of Bellator's Israel Debut | FIGHTLAND

  • 20 days ago

Photo via Scott Coker/Twitter Last month, Bellator announced its first event in Israel, which is scheduled to take place on November 10 at Tel Aviv’s 11000-seat Menora Mivtachim Arena. The card boast read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for September: A clash of two former UFC champions

  • 19 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from September.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Sage Northcutt, Mickey Gall clash at UFC on FOX 22

  • 19 days ago

At UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento, California, Mickey Gall gets his wish and will face Sage Northcutt in a welterweight bout.Two products from Dana White's reality seriesLookin' for a Fighthav read news >>