Wilson Reis and John Moraga will aim to reinsert themselves back into the title picture at 125-pounds when the UFC returns to Arizona.
UFC officials confirmed the fight between the former flyweight title challengers last Saturday. Reis currently sits at sixth in the official UFC rankings, whilst Moraga is just below him at tenth.
Reis (22-8) hasn’t fought since September 2017, when he was knocked out by Henry Cejudo in their bout at UFC 215. Before that, Reis had his shot at Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title, but he was submitted by “Mighty Mouse” in the third-round with an armbar. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has almost gone a year without a win, last defeating Ulka Sasaki by unanimous decision at UFC 208.
Moraga (18-6) has bounced back after suffering three straight losses by picking up consecutive victories for the first time since 2014. An Arizona native himself, Moraga most recently knocked out Magomed Bibulatov in the first round at UFC 216, earning himself a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus in the process.
UFC on FOX 29 will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona on April 14th. Headlined by a highly-anticipated lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, the card will also feature an exciting welterweight matchup between Matt Brown and Carlos Condit in the co-main event.