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.Tags: aaron riley, Demetrious Johnson, john moraga, Justin Salas, mighty mouse johnson, mma, MMA NEWS, Tony Ferguson, ufc, ufc news, UFC on FOX, ufc on fox 8