Demetrious Johnson (pictured) has been granted his wish. The UFC flyweight champion will defend his throne in front of his hometown when the Octagon returns to Seattle.
Johnson will put his strap up for grabs against John Moraga in the July 27 event.
The 125-pounders were initially slated to collide at “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale,” but Johnson was forced to withdraw with an injury.
Johnson made his first successful title defense in January. “Mighty Mouse” took a unanimous decision victory over John Dodson to notch his 17th professional win in 20 tries.
Moraga, meanwhile, submitted Chris Cariaso at UFC 155 to bump his big league record to a perfect 2-0. The up-and-coming 28-year-old owns a 13-1 mark overall.
In addition, a featherweight scrap between Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche was added to the roster.
FOXSports announced both bouts, which the UFC subsequently confirmed by retweeting the article.
KeyArena in Seattle, Washington hosts UFC on FOX 8.
Here is the show’s updated lineup:
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi
Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green
Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Robbie Lawler
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion )