Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Demetrious Johnson (pictured) has been granted his wish. The UFC flyweight champion will defend his throne in front of his hometown when the Octagon returns to Seattle. Johnson will put his strap up for grabs against John Moraga in the July 27 event. The 125-pounders were initially slated to collide at “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale,” but Johnson was forced to withdraw with an injury. Johnson made his first successful title defense in January. “Mighty Mouse” took a unanimous decision victory over John Dodson to notch his 17th professional win in 20 tries. Moraga, meanwhile, submitted Chris Cariaso at UFC 155 to bump his big league record to a perfect 2-0. The up-and-coming 28-year-old owns a 13-1 mark overall. In addition, a featherweight scrap between Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche was added to the roster. FOXSports announced both bouts, which the UFC subsequently confirmed by retweeting the article. KeyArena in Seattle, Washington hosts the shindig. Here is the show’s updated lineup: Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche Tarec Saffiedine vs. Robbie Lawler Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion )
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