Did you think the welterweight shootout between former Strikeforce stars Tarec Saffiedine and Robbie Lawler would get third-to-top billing at “UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga”? That’s what I assumed until the show’s official event poster hit the Internet.
It appears the ladies have bumped their male counterparts to the main card’s opening act. Despite coming off losses in their big league debuts, Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche will fight third-to-last on July 27.
As the Spice Girls used to preach, GIRL POWER!
Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight crown against John Moraga in the night’s featured attraction. A pivotal 170-pound shootout with Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald serves as the co-main event.
KeyArena in Seattle, Washington hosts the gig.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza
Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig
Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green
Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Robbie Lawler
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion )