Ulysses Gomez will step in for the injured Ian McCall and make his Octagon debut in a flyweight bout at UFC on Fox 4 against John Moraga.

Promotion officials announced the pairing on Monday afternoon. UFC on Fox 4 takes place Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and features a light heavyweight tilt between Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera. The event is also expected to include a 205-pound clash pitting Lyoto Machida against Ryan Bader.

Gomez captured the Tachi Palace Fights vacant bantamweight title this past December, submitting Cody Gibson with a guillotine choke at the 2:43 mark of the third frame. A representative of Marc Laimon’s Cobra Kai team, “Useless” has only tasted defeat twice in 11 professional bouts. Seven of the his nine career triumphs have come by way of submission.

Moraga’s lone defeat in 11 appearances came against “TUF 14” winner John Dodson in 2010. The Arizona Combat Sports product has won four straight fights since then, most recently besting Maurice Senters to win the vacant Rage in the Cage bantamweight crown.

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

Related News

Willis replaces Henrique, faces Tybura at UFC 208

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

Saturday's UFC 208 card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn is now complete, with the addition of a heavyweight fight between Poland's Marcin Tybura and Octagon newcomer Justin Willis. read news >>

Raphael Assuncao: 'I Just Want to Get Back to the Top' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Raphael Assuncao talks about his UFC on FOX 23 victory over Aljamain Sterling and trying to get back to the top of the bantamweight division. read news >>

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET): UFC 208's Ian McCall, Fernanda Prates

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Ian McCall and Fernanda Prates.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 208's Ian McCall to Jarred Brooks: 'Did your parents not love you enough?'

  • 14 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC flyweight Ian McCall’s online introduction to Jared Brooks wasn’t pleasant. The one in person was even less.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2380 with UFC 208's Ian McCall, Fernanda Prates

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Ian McCall and Fernanda Prates.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Watch Tim Boetsch's Win Over Nick Ring from 2011 (UFC 208 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 4 views

Watch Tim Boetsch's UFC 135 win over Nick Rick from September 2011. Boetsch faces third-ranked Jacare Souza on the UFC 208 main card on Saturday. read news >>

UFC 208's Jarred Brooks (sorta) denies using slur toward UFC 208 opponent Ian McCall

  • 13 days ago
  • 51 views

Veteran flyweight Ian McCall may be fighting UFC newcomer Jarred Brooks on tonight’s UFC 208 preliminary card, but the heat between the two is main card-worthy.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Cursed: Ian McCall illness scraps UFC 208 fight vs. Jarred Brooks (no, seriously)

  • 12 days ago
  • 49 views

Ian McCall can’t seem to catch a break. The flyweight’s fight against Jarred Brooks at today’s UFC 208 event has been canceledFiled under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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

  • 23 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 >>

Derek Brunson Says Anderson Silva's Losses are Due to 'Unfortunate Events' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 11 views

Middleweight contender Derek Brunson faces former champion Anderson Silva in the UFC 208 co-main event with hopes that a win will put him back into title talk. read news >>