John Moraga vs Wilson Reis Added to UFC on Fox 29 Card
The UFC announced that former flyweight title challengers, John Moraga and Wilson Reis will fight each other at UFC on Fox 29.
Background on John Moraga and Wilson Reis
Moraga has long been a staple in the UFC flyweight division. He challenged Demetrious Johnson for the title in July of 2013 but lost by 5th round submission. Since that loss, Moraga has gone 5-4 in the organization. After dropping three fights in a row, Moraga was able to bounce back and pick up wins against Ashkan Mokharian and Magomed Bibulatov in his last two contests.
Wilson Reis moved down to flyweight in August of 2014 and went 5-1 before facing Johnson for the title. He was dominated by Johnson in April of last year. The BJJ black belt would face off against Olympic gold medalist wrestler, Henry Cejudo in his next and last fight but he suffered defeat again. Cejudo knocked Reis out in the 2nd round of their UFC 215 bout. Reis is currently ranked 7th in the MMA Takeover’s flyweight rankings.
UFC on Fox 29 is scheduled for April 14th in Glendale, Arizona.