Scheduled to headline April’s The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between champion Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1, 5-1-1 UFC) and challenger John Moraga (12-1, 2-0 UFC) has been put on hold following Johnson pulling out of the fight due to an injury. MMAJunkie first reported the story, which was confirmed on UFC Tonight on Tuesday.
The TUF 17 Finale is now without a main event, though the UFC is expected to announce a new main event in the coming days. Johnson vs. Moraga is expected to still take place when Johnson returns from his injury.
Johnson was set to defend the title for the second time after a successful title defense against John Dodson last month at UFC On FOX 6. Moraga was set to challenge on the heels of seven straight wins, including his last two in the UFC over Ulysses Gomez and Chris Cariaso.
The TUF 17 Finale takes place on April 13 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The night’s main card airs on FX, with prelims set to air on FUEL TV and Facebook.
The current card for The Ultimate Fighter17 Finale includes:
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne (heavyweight bout)
- Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano (women’s bantamweight bout)
- Bart Palaszewski vs. Cole Miller (featherweight bout)
- Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pineda (featherweight bout)
- Sam Sicilia vs. Maximo Blanco (featherweight bout)
Tags: demetrious johnson, John Moraga, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC
Source: MMA Junkie