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 23 results: Jorge Masvidal gets TKO upset of 'Cowboy' on Cerrone's home turf

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

DENVER – Jorge Masvidal must have know he wasn’t in for an easy night of work, but he probably didn’t realize he’d have to essentially put Donald Cerrone away twice. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Twitter reacts to Jorge Masvidal's TKO of Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 23

  • 28 days ago
  • 24 views

Jorge Masvidal earned arguably the most significant victory of his UFC career on Saturday when he defeated Donald Cerrone in the UFC on FOX 23 co-main event.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko, Jorge Masvidal among $50,000 extra winners

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

DENVER – All four main-card winners picked up $50,000 extra checks for their performances at UFC on FOX 23 on Saturday night. [autotag]Valentina Shevchenko[/autotag], [autotag]Jorge Masvidal[/autotag read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 video highlights: Jorge Masvidal vs. Donald Cerrone

  • 28 days ago
  • 28 views

It took something special to shut down Donald Cerrone’s yearlong run at welterweight. And that turned out to be Jorge Masvidal.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Jorge Masvidal Stops Donald Cerrone with Punches (UFC Denver Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

Watch Jorge Masvidal's second-round finish of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena in Denver. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Jorge Masvidal doubles down on $200,000 bet to Dana White

  • 28 days ago
  • 125 views

DENVER – Following an upset stoppage of Donald Cerrone, Jorge Masvidal reiterated he wants to bet UFC President Dana White $200,000 on his welterweight prospects. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Jorge Masvidal: 'I Looked Right Into His Soul and He Wasn't There' (UFC on FOX 23) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 27 views

Jorge Masvidal had no question that his fight with Donald Cerrone should have been over in the first round. read news >>

Controversial stoppage? Jorge Masvidal says he KO'd Donald Cerrone twice at UFC on FOX 23

  • 28 days ago
  • 78 views

It’s not a UFC event without some referee controversy, and from all indications, Herb Dean had a pretty big blunder at the end of the final round of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 23 co-main event between Jor read news >>

Relive Jorge Masvidal's Backyard Fights vs. Kimbo Slice's Protege

  • 26 days ago
  • 303 views

This past Saturday at UFC on Fox 23, Jorge Masvidal put on the most impressive performance of his 14-year professional MMA career. His opponent, Donald Cerrone, had been knocked out only twice in his read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 medical suspensions: Headliner Julianna Pena among possible 6-month sits

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC on FOX 23’s Julianna Pena came up short in her bid to earn a title shot, and she may now have to sit out a potential six months to compete again.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>