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| | Demetrious Johnson injured, out of April title defense against John Moraga
Report: Demetrious Johnson injured, out of April title defense against John Moraga - MMA Fighting
An injury has forced UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson out of his scheduled title defense on April 13, according to a report by Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's UFC Tonight. |
Johnson was expected to fight John Moraga on the date, at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas.
It would have been a quick turnaround for Johnson, who went five rounds in a unanimous decision win over John Dodson at UFC on FOX 6 on Jan. 26. That win marked his first successful title defense after capturing the belt last September.
He had hoped to gun for his second defense against Moraga, a 28-year-old Arizona-based fighter who is 13-1 and riding a seven-fight win streak. Moraga has two consecutive finish wins in his UFC run, with a submission over Chris Cariaso and a knockout of Ulysses Gomez.
A hunt is on for a replacement for the scuttled main event.
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