An injury to Matt Mitrione has forced yet another change to the beleaguered UFC on FOX 8 fight card. The promotion announced that the bout with Brendan Schaub will likely be rescheduled for later in the year. MMAFighting first reported the change.
The match-up pits two former Team Evans teammates from The Ultimate Fighter 10 cast. Both Mitrione and Schaub snapped two-fight losing streaks in their last outings, with Schaub defeating Lavar Johnson at UFC 157 this past February and Mitrione defeating Phil de Fries at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
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. Bobby Voelker
- Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche
Preliminary Card (FX 5PM ET)
- Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means
- Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
- Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
- Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
- Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
Preliminary Card (Facebook 3:30PM ET)
- Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
- John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza