John Moraga vs Darren Uyenoyama set for UFC on Fox 9

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

John Moraga meets Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on Fox 9 which takes place on December 14, 2013 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The card is headlined by Antony Pettis defending the UFC Lightweight belt against Josh Thomson.

Some late night match making for you.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) have added another bout to UFC on Fox 9 which takes place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California on December 14, 2013. Flyweights John Moraga and Darren Uyenoyama are set to square off to get back on the winning track.

Uyenoyama made his UFC debut in 2011 when he won a Unanimous Decision against Norifumi Yamamoto at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs Dos Santos. He then followed it up with a submission win over Phil Harris at UFC on FX: Browne vs Big Foot. Unfortunately, he was derailed by Joseph Benavidez at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Melendez.

Moraga has had a similar run through the UFC's flyweight division. He was last seen in the Octagon in a losing effort against Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga. However, prior to the defeat, he was able to reel off two stoppages of Ulysses Gomez and Chris Cariaso.

This is a great bout for the UFC as it will help define the Flyweight landscape. Moraga is a onetime title challenger who is on the warpath back to the title. Uyenoyama is the young fighter who hasn't been in title talks but a big win could catapult him to the top of the division.

The UFC on FOX 9 fight card is as follows:

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson
Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz
Scott Jorgensen vs. Ian McCall
Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig
Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza
Court McGee vs. Kelvin Gastelum
John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama

As usual, the UFC on Fox main card will air on Fox. The undercard will be shown on Fox Sports 1.

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