Tate vs. Carmouche set for UFC on FOX 8
Johnson vs. Moraga, Tate vs. Carmouche set for UFC on FOX 8 - MMA Fighting
The UFC announced on Wednesday that two matches rumored for its next FOX prime time show are now official. A Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson flyweight title defense against John Moraga, and a women's fight between two recent Ronda Rousey victims, with Miesha Tate facing Liz Carmouche.
The company had been looking at getting both fights on the July 27 show at the Key Arena in Seattle, with the only holdup being medical clearance as Johnson underwent surgery on his right shoulder due to a torn labrum, while Tate was banged up in her loss on April 13 to Cat Zingano.
Both fights were officially made for the main card. While not official, it would appear the full lineup is now intact because two network-caliber fights had already been announced for the show, a pair of welterweight fights with top contenders Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald and the final Strikeforce champion, Tarec Saffiedine, facing Robbie Lawler.