Archive: john moraga

Dec 13, 2014 4:14 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Moraga Makes Gates Tap Out in Round 3

Even though Moraga did not rack up the usual amount of offense, he was methodical and effective in his attack. The tables turned for a bit when Gates accidentally popped Moraga in the groin and Moraga asked the referee to pause the fight. The referee missed the shot and told them to continue fighting. Moraga...

Dec 12, 2014 3:22 pm

John Moraga Talks About Staying Ready And Fighting In His Hometown-Exclusive

UFC flyweight John Moraga, who fights Saturday at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, Arizona, was a guest on the most recent episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. Moraga spoke about staying in the gym, fighting in his hometown and plenty of other great topics. Check out a few of the highlights below and make sure you...

Sep 23, 2014 5:07 am

Moraga Meets Formiga At UFC on Fox 13

The UFC announced today that John Moraga would be fighting Jussier Formiga at UFC on Fox 13 on December 13th in Phoenix Arizona. Moraga recently got back in the won column earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 50 when he defeated up-and-comer Justin Scoggins via guillotine. Jussier Formiga on the other hand is on...

Sep 9, 2014 5:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Brad Pickett Calls Out John Moraga

After dropping a decision loss to Ian McCall earlier this summer at UFC Dublin, Brad Pickett took to Twitter to call out John Moraga for a fight in December. @chicanojohn hey mate if you are looking for someone to trade with you in your hometown in December im game think it would a great fight...


Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Bendo: ‘I’m a sinner, and I need Christ in my life’

“I definitely think about quite a bit. It’s something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian. It’s very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it. That’s who I am. I’m not going to...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 6, 2014 6:50 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Moraga Believes that First Dodson Fight was “Bogus”

John Moraga is fighting an old foe this weekend on UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov in John Dodson. The two previously fought on a Nemesis Fighting card in 2010, where Dodson won a unanimous decision. However, Moraga told BJPenn.com radio that he doesn’t even really think about their first fight, saying “the first time...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 6, 2013 7:44 am

John Moraga set to fight Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 35

Flyweight contenders John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC, pictured) and Dustin Ortiz (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are set to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 35 scheduled to take place at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The event is set to air on FOX Sports 1 on January 15 with Luke Rockhold...

Nov 27, 2013 8:50 am

Moraga injured, Ozkilic steps in vs. Darren Uyenoyama

An injury has sidelined former UFC flyweight title contender John Moraga for up to four weeks. The UFC announced Tuesday that Moraga was pulled out of his UFC on Fox 9 preliminary card fight with Darren Uyenoyama on Dec. 14. Replacing him is Turkish-American prospect Alp Ozkilic. Moraga (13-2) fought just once in 2013 in...

Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am

Moraga vs Uyenoyama added to UFC on FOX 9

  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...

Jul 27, 2013 11:44 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga ‘Road to the Octagon’ Full Episode

UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga goes down tonight from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. In the lead up to this event the UFC and FOX staff put together this amazing one-hour special to help hype and promote the event. If you missed the airing of the show on FOX, officials have now released...

May 1, 2013 9:48 am

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

    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...

Apr 24, 2013 10:06 pm

Demetrious Johnson vs John Moraga Flyweight Championship To Headline UFC On Fox 8

The UFC on Fox 8 fight card finally has it’s headliner: a Flyweight Championship bout between champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and challenger John Moraga. This match-up was originally scheduled to headline the TUF 17 Finale on April 13, but Johnson suffered a shoulder injury that canceled the fight. Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) is coming off...

Apr 1, 2013 11:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jocelyn Lybarger Talks WMMA, Training at The LAB, and More | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Jocelyn Lybarger, one-half of the first pair of twin, professional female fighters, joined Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to join the night’s Women’s MMA Roundup.  During the show, she discussed her introduction to MMA, her training in Arizona, that state of women’s MMA today and plenty more.   For Jocelyn, the competitive drive and athleticism to...

Mar 18, 2013 7:32 am

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso set for UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC News

A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (14-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Chris Cariaso (14-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil. Formiga (previously known as Jussier da Silva), fights for the first time since his UFC debut in October of last year. There, he suffered a...

Mar 6, 2013 10:42 am

Mighty Mouse Johnson Hopes for Mid-June Return | UFC NEWS

UFC Flyweight champion, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, will undergo surgery for a partially torn labrum in his shoulder on Thursday.  The injury has forced him to pull out of a match against John Moraga slated to headline The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13.  This fight would have marked Johnson’s tenth fight since September...

Nov 23, 2012 9:07 am

Moraga vs. Cariaso Booked For UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

UFC officials have booked a flyweight contest for their December show in Las Vegas in the form of John Moraga versus Chris Cariaso. UFC 155 is set to take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on December 29. In the main event UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will rematch...