UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Liz Carmouche has a new opponent as flyweight Jessica Andrade will bump up to take on the former Marine. No word on whether the bout will remain on the FOX main card at this time. MMAFighting first reported the bout.
Carmouche needed a new opponent after Miesha Tate was removed from the FOX card after replacing an injured Cat Zingano as a coach of TUF 18. Jessica Andrade comes to the UFC with a 9-2 record and having won seven of her last eight, the lone loss coming to Invicta FC flyweight challenger Jennifer Maia.
UFC on FOX 8 marks the UFC’s return to Seattle after successful cards each of the last two years. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will face John Moraga in the evening’s headlining bout. A welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald will serve as the evening’s co-main event.
UFC on FOX 8 Fight Card:
Main Card (FOX 8PM ET)
- UFC Flyweight Title Fight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. John Moraga
- Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
- Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine
- Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade
Preliminary Card (FX and Facebook)
- Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
- Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green
- Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
- Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
- Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
- Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
- Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
- John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza
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