Ian McCall may not have made it out of the UFC flyweight tournament and into the title fight, despite two attempts against Demetrious Johnson, but he’s not exactly out of the picture just yet.

He’ll get an opportunity to keep his UFC championship dreams alive when he faces John Moraga on Aug. 4 at UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles. UFC officials on Thursday announced the bout.

McCall (11-3-1) fought his way into the UFC via the WEC and Tachi Palace fights, waiting for the 125-pound weight class to open up. When it finally arrived, he slotted into the four-man flyweight tournament, but eventually lost a decision to Johnson, who will square off with Joseph Benavidez for the first UFC flyweight championship at UFC 152 in Toronto in September.

This will be “Uncle Creepy’s” first fight since losing to Johnson in early June.

It makes for an interesting match-up with Moraga (10-1), who earned his stripes on the Rage in the Cage circuit in Arizona.

Both are aggressive submission fighters that could provide for fireworks when the fight hits the mat.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Reminder: 'UFC Road to the Octagon: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2' debuts today on FOX

  • 15 days ago
  • 10 views

The quarterly “UFC Road to the Octagon” preview show returns today to spotlight the upcoming UFC on FOX 16 bantamweight title rematch between champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champ Renan Barao.File read news >>

UFC on FOX 16 preview: Five burning questions for 'Dillashaw vs. Barao 2' in Chicago

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to FOX this Saturday night (July 25, 2015) with the UFC on FOX 16 fight card, featuring a bantamweight title fight rematch pitting TJ Dillashaw against fo read news >>

UFC on FOX 16 results recap for 'Dillashaw vs Barao 2' FOX 'Prelims'

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns stateside TONIGHT (Sat., July 25, 2015) for a stellar UFC on FOX 16 mixed martial arts (MMA) card inside United Center in Chicago, Illi, featuring a title read news >>

UFC of FOX 16 stream: 'Barao vs Dillashaw 2' live results, updates, recaps and more

  • 9 days ago
  • 29 views

UFC on FOX 16 results live online: UFC returns to FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT (Sat., July 25, 2015) with "Barao vs. Dillashaw 2," which features a five-round Bantamweight title main event rematch between di read news >>

TUF 21 Finale results: Jorge Masvidal returns to 170, gets big KO of Cezar Ferreira

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS – After leaving his fate in the hands of the judges in April, Jorge Masvidal stayed patient and made sure he left nothing to chance this time. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 189 stream: 'Mendes vs McGregor' live results, updates, recaps and more

  • 22 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC 189 results live online: UFC returns to pay-per-view (PPV) TONIGHT (Sat., July 11, 2015) with "Mendes vs. McGregor," which features a five-round interim Featherweight title main event match betwe read news >>

Invicta FC 13 live results

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

LAS VEGAS – Invicta FC returns tonight with three title fights at the top of the bill in Las Vegas during “International Fight Week.” Get live results inside. Filed under: News read news >>

Invicta 13 predictions

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Invicta is back and bringing one of the best female fighters in the sport with them. Cyborg returns to the cage against unheralded opposition, but the card also features a surging Mexican prospect, t read news >>

Invicta FC 13: Live Results, Play-by-Play, Fight Card Highlights

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

Invicta FC returns to UFC Fight Pass with a seven-fight card featuring three title tilts. The headlining title bout takes place in the featherweight division between champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino an read news >>

Video: Exclusive sneak peek at WSOF 22 'Unstoppable' on NBC

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC with a new installment in the "Unstoppable" series this Saturday (July 11, 2015) at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The two-hour program is hosted by Todd Harris, alo read news >>