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Demetrious Johnson Set to Defend UFC Flyweight Title at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

February 11, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

The Las Vegas Journal first reported that UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will be defending his belt against 13-1 MMA fighter John Moraga at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas. UFC later confirmed the news on their official Twitter account. The fight will be held at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 13. The main card will be broadcast live on FX. John Morga is 2-0 in the UFC having beaten Ulysses Gomez and Chris Cariaso in the flyweight division. Johnson recently defended his title in a five round unanimous decision win over John Dodson at UFC on Fox 6 last month.

Also announced for the card are two featherweight bouts. Bart Palaszewski will face Cole Miller. And Daniel Pineda will fight Justin Lawrence.

Here is the current card for The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale:

Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga – for the UFC flyweight title
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finals
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne
Bart Palaszewski vs. Cole Miller
Daniel Pineda vs. Justin Lawrence

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