The headline bout for this April’s TUF 17 Finale has been announced and is set to see Demetrious Johnson defend his flyweight title against John Moraga.

Just two weeks after defending his title for the first time, Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) has his next defence booked. A former contender in the bantamweight division, Johnson has looked sensational since moving down to 135lbs. He has great skill sets in all areas of the game and his speed is jus phenomenal. His first defence of the title saw him come back from some hard shots early on to secure a unanimous decision win over TUF 14 winner John Dodson.

After fighting in the first prelim fight in his opening two UFC appearances, John Moraga (13-1-0) jumps to the opposite end of the fight card in this headliner. A training partner of UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Moraga will have seen just what it takes to prepare for a championship fight. A former NCAA division I wrestler, Moraga has also developed a slick grappling game and some good striking also.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale is expected to take place from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

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By Nathan Court (@nathancourt)

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