The UFC flyweight title is on the line tonight as Demetrious Johnson defends his belt against John Moraga in the main event of UFC on Fox 8. Bloody Elbow will have live results for the entire event which begins today with a pair of prelim fights on Facebook (aprox 4 p.m. ET) and then a three hour FX prelim broadcast (5 p.m. ET) before the main card kicks off on Fox (8 p.m. ET).
This post will cover the action for the four fights on Fox.
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Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche - Round 1 - Carmouche got a takedown early but they ended up back standing. Carmouche looking for the takedown against the cage again and Andrade is looking at maybe locking a guillotine, but doesn't and ends up getting taken down. They stand and Andrade with a big slam and she now is looking for a guillotine. Andrade is starting to try to tighten the choke and the round ends. 10-9 Carmouche.
Round 2 - Carmouche with the takedown and she throws a few punches quickly. Carmouche to the mount and she's pounding away. Now Andrade gives up her back. Carmouches pounding away and landing some really hard elbows to the side of the head. Carmouche is still pounding away and Andrade is struggling hard to keep in the fight. She gives up the back again. And it's finally over. Liz Carmouche wins by TKO (strikes), round 2.
Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker - Round 1 - Body kick by Lawler was the best fight of the first minute and then Lawler scored a takedown. Lawler with an uppercut, Voelker is bleeding. Head kick by Lawler just misses the mark. Flying knee by Lawler. Lawler with a big kick and another flying knee. 10-9 Lawler.
Round 2 - Head kick, Voelker is down, a few punches and it's over. Robbie Lawler wins by TKO (head kick and punches), round 2.
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald - Round 1 - Rory working the outside while Ellenberger stalks. Rory pops the jab. Ellenberger misses a kick. Rory with a good left hand and a high kick but the kick was blocked. Ellenberger throws a series of strikes but doesn't land much. Jabs by Rory again land. Slow round, but a clear MacDonald round.
Round 2 - Rory is just working off the jabs and doing well with it. He mixes in some kicks and hooks but he's very measured with the jab. Jake gets inside and does manage to land a little power shot before they're back at distance. Now Rory gets inside and lands a little flurry. He wins the round off the jab easy. 10-9 MacDonald again.
Round 3 - Rory comes out and throws some front kicks while Ellenberger misses. Another hard jab lands. Ellenberger trying to attack but can't get distance and eats more jabs. Ellenberger with a takedown with about a minute left. 10-9 Rory.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 30-27. Rory MacDonald wins by unanimous decision.
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga - Round 1 - Moraga with a body kick. Johnson bouncing around. Good leg kick by Moraga and another. Moraga to the body a few times now. Johnson gets a takedown now and moves to side control. Johnson has a deep guillotine locked in but the round ends. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2 - Johnson has an early takedown and is in side control quickly. Moraga tries for a sort of reverse triangle thing but Johnson gets out. Johnson just controlling things here. Moraga starts to stand up and Johnson slams him back down. Moraga with a clock check and he's trying to defend having Johnson on his back and does. He's to his feet and lands an uppercut. Moraga with a big body shot and a right hand over the top. Johnson with a big takedown again. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 3 - Moraga throws hard early but ends up getting taken down again. Johnson ends up on Moraga's back, He gets the hooks in but Moraga gets up and throws a few punches. Johnson gets another takedown and now he's looking for a kimura but Moraga gets out and ends up on top against the cage. Moraga with another takedown but Johnson is able to scoot his hips out and get back to his feet. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 4 - It's been more of the same this round as Johnson is just far too good for Moraga. Moraga tags Johnson out of nowhere and hurts him but freaks out and throws a flying knee and allows himself to get taken back down. 10-9 Johnson.
Round 5 - Johnson with another beautiful takedown and that's pretty much it. Moraga needed to find space to do some sort of incredible comeback KO. Johnson goes for an armbar with 1:30 left. it's deep and it's over. Demetrious Johnson wins by submission (armbar), round 5.