UFC officials have announced that former flyweight title contender John Moraga will be facing Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on Fox 9.
Moraga will be looking to rebound after a loss to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in July, his first defeat in eight bouts. Despite this, Moraga is still ranked at #4 in the division, but another loss here could put his rematch aspirations on indefinite hold. He is currently 13-2 in his MMA career.
Uyenoyama is likewise coming off of a loss, a TKO defeat to Joseph Benavidez in April. This recent setback snapped a three fight winning streak, including high profile victories over Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Phil Harries. Uyenoyama is currently ranked at #10 in the flyweight division, and a win over Moraga could easily propel him to within title shot range. He holds an 8-4 record.
UFC on FOX 9 will take place on December 14 in Sacramento, and will air live on FOX Sports 1. It will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between the newly crowned Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson.