A pair of intriguing bouts have been added to the UFC on FOX 9 fight card as flyweights John Moraga and Darren Uyenoyama are set to meet in addition to a lightweight rematch between John Moraga and Darren Uyenoyama. UFC officials recently confirmed both bouts for the Sacramento, California fight card.
Flyweights John Moraga and Darren Uyenoyama feature two fighters looking to bounce back from their respective win streak-snapping losses to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. A victory for either fighter will keep them in the flyweight title picture while a loss could serve as a significant setback.
In the second confirmed bout, UFC lightweights Abel Trujillo and Roger Bowling will look to settle a score first started in Indianapolis at UFC Fight Night 27 when Trujillo was disqualified for illegal knees. The knees brought a halt to the fight after Bowling was unable to continue after the perceived foul. While initial video analysis seemed to confirm the referee’s call, FOX Sports’ Phantom Cam would unofficially vindicate Trujillo.
UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California on December 19 and features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis against Josh Thomson. The night’s co-main event will see bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber face off in a crucial bout in the division. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.