Flyweights Chris Cariaso and John Moraga will collide at UFC 155, promotion officials recently announced.
Headlined by a heavyweight title rematch between current belt holder Junior dos Santos and ex-champion Cain Velasquez, UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will also see rising light heavyweight talent Phil Davis lock horns with former titlist Forrest Griffin, while highly-regarded competitors Yushin Okami and Alan Belcher tangle at middleweight.
Cariaso, 31, began his UFC career as a bantamweight last year, posting 3-1 record before making the cut to 125 pounds. The 31-year-old looked sharp in his flyweight debut this past July, taking a clear-cut unanimous decision from “Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 alum Josh Ferguson at UFC on Fuel TV 4.
Three years younger than his upcoming opponent, Moraga has not lost since December 2010, rattling off five straight victories before joining the UFC fold this summer. The Arizonan made a serious impression in his Octagon foray at UFC on Fox 4, knocking out former two-division Tachi Palace Fights king Ulysses Gomez with a devastating flurry in just 3:46.