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UFC on FOX 8: Bahadurzada Replaces Injured Saffiedine

Tarec Saffiedine

UFC on FOX 8 has another lineup change as Siyar Bahadurzada has stepped up to face Robbie Lawler in Seattle. Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine was knocked off the card due to injury. UFC officials announced the switch on Tuesday.

Bahadurzada comes into the bout coming off his first loss in the Octagon to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC on FUEL TV 8. While outmatched in that bout, a matchup with Robbie Lawler plays more to the Afghani fighter’s strengths.

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. Siyar Bahadurzada
  • 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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