By: John Carlin
The UFC have today announced via Twitter that Flyweights John Moraga (14-3) and will meet at the upcoming UFC Fight Night: 50 (Mousasi Vs. Jacare) event which is scheduled to be held on September 5, 2014 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Moraga who is currently 3-2 in the UFC is coming off a technical knockout loss to Flyweight contender in June of this year, after suffering a broken nose in the bout, the fight was stopped on the advice of the cageside doctor at the end of the second round. Training out of the MMA Lab in Arizona alongside notable names like and Jamie Varner, Moraga will be looking to get back into title contention and a win over the talented prospect Scoggins will be a step in the right direction.
Scoggins, who is a highly promising prospect in the UFC’s Flyweight division had his momentum slightly dented by a split decision loss to #12 ranked Dustin Ortiz at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale last month, however the 22 year old will be relishing the chance to get back in there with the #5 ranked contender Moraga, and look to break into the top ten rankings himself with a win, in what is a huge opportunity for the youngster.
The official fight card for UFC Fight Night Mousasi v Jacare now looks like this…
Alistar Overeem Vs. Ben Rothwell
Matt Mitrione Vs. Dereck Lewis
Joe Lauzon Vs. Michael Chiesa
Sean Soriano Vs. Andre Fili
Nik Lentz Vs. Charles Oliveira
Chris Beal Vs. Rob Font
Chris Camozzi Vs. Rafael Natal
Al Iaquinta Vs. Rodrigo Damm
John Morgaga Vs. Justin Scoggins