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UFC On FOX 8: Main Card Breakdown

The UFC is back on FOX with their eighth installment. It’s headlined with another flyweight championship fight as Demetrious Johnson defends against John Moraga.

Before they meet, there’s still the rest of the main card with eight fighters stepping foot inside the Octagon. All four main card fights air on FOX. As for the prelims, two bouts air on Facebook and the rest on FX.

UFC on FOX 8 is tomorrow, July 27. It comes from the KeyArena in Seattle, WA and FightLine will have the play-by-play. The first fight takes place shortly after 5:15 p.m. ET with the FX part starting at 8 p.m. ET. Then switch to FOX for the main card that immediately follows.

Below is a complete breakdown of the main card.


Women’s Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade
The second of two female bouts opens the main card. Liz Carmouche took two wins for Invicta FC to get the first crack at the UFC women’s bantamweight title. She lost the historic title fight to Ronda Rousey. Jessica Andrade has fought mostly from Brazil and is 9-2. She’s ended each fight by round two.

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker
Robbie Lawler saw his first UFC run end in a release. He would spend years for EliteXC and Strikeforce before they closed their doors. In his welterweight return, he defeated former No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck with Knockout of the Night. Bobby Voelker also comes from Strikeforce, with his UFC debut not going that great. He took a decision loss to Patrick Côté.

Welterweight: Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger
After the better part of six months, Rory MacDonald is back. The welterweight was last seen making easy work of BJ Penn. He’s entering the Octagon off a back and neck injury. Jake Ellenberger is 8-2 for the UFC with both losses coming from top contenders. The winner could get the next title shot.

Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga
The show closes with a flyweight championship bout that was set for April. An injury to champion Demetrious Johnson moved those plans until UFC on FOX 8. The champ enters with a title defense off the January FOX card. John Moraga is 13-1 and is known to choke an opponent or two out. Last year, he took a pair of stoppages which included Submission of the Night on Chris Cariaso.

For a breakdown of the prelims, check yesterday’s piece by clicking here.