With only 16 days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera,” and just six weeks removed from his defeat to Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall (Pictured) has agreed to face John Moraga when the Octagon returns to primetime television.
After posting a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Johnson in the flyweight tournament semifinals, McCall vowed to make a quick turnaround and perform in the August 4th show. Despite his unusual nickname, “Uncle Creepy” managed to keep his promise.
Moraga makes his big league debut riding a four-fight winning streak. He trains in Arizona under the tutelage of reigning UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson at MMA Lab.
McCall vs. Moraga will appear in the event’s preliminary card, although it’s unknown whether the scrap will be made available on Facebook or FUEL TV.
FOX broadcasts the main bouts live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Staples Center in Los Angeles hosts the shindig.
Here is the show’s complete lineup (Bout order subject to change):
(Facebook 4PM ET/1PM PT)
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Manny Gamburyan
Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya
(FUEL TV 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Oli Thompson vs. Phil De Fries
Ian McCall vs. John Moraga
Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson
Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
Nam Phan vs. Cole Miller
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell
Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera