Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas Added to UFC on FOX 8

May 1, 2013 9:48 am by Christopher Murphy



The UFC announced Thursday night the addition of a lightweight fight between Aaron Riley and Justin Salas to the card for UFC on FOX 8 slated for July 27.


For Riley (30-13-1) this fight will mark a long-awaited return to action after suffering a broken jaw in the first round of his September 2011 fight with Tony Ferguson.  More injuries kept 16-year veteran from making his return sooner.


Justin Salas (10-4) is coming off a June 2012 loss to Tim Means, a fight that ended his six-fight win streak.


The fight is expected to take place on the event’s preliminary card, which will air partly on FX and on Facebook.  UFC on FOX 8 will headline the flyweight championship fight between John Moraga and current champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.  The event will take place at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA.

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