Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Moraga starts his quest back to the top in December.
UFC officials announced that Moraga (13-2 ) will face Darren Uyenoyama (8-4) at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Cali.
UFC on Fox 9 features a lightweight title fight between champion Anthony Pettis against challenger Josh Thomson.
In July, Moraga was submitted by 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC on FOX 8. He had won his first two UFC fights, along with five prior to that, to earn a title shot.
Uyenoyama was last seen getting finished by Joseph Benavidez in the second round at April’s UFC on Fox 7. That loss ended a three-fight win streak and it was his first loss in three years.
The UFC on FOX 9 lineup now includes:
Champ Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson – for UFC lightweight title
Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes
Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
Scott Jorgensen vs. Ian McCall
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Court McGee
John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama