Demetrious Johnson to Defend Flyweight Title Against John Moraga at TUF 17 Finale

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Demetrious Johnson celebrates defeating John Dodson during thier Flyweight Championship Bout part of UFC on FOX at United Center on January 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Via Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale headliner is as small as it gets.

UFC 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against John Moraga at the April 13 event in Las Vegas, UFC officials confirmed Monday.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Johnson will face Moraga in the main event, and that a venue for the card is still in the works.

Johnson (17-2) is fresh off a unanimous decision win at UFC on FOX 6 last month over John Dodson, successfully defending his flyweight title in the affair. Johnson earned the title with a win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 to become the company’s first 125-pound champ, and he’s not been defeated since dropping to the division from bantamweight in early 2012.

Moraga (13-1) was last seen finishing Chris Cariaso by guillotine choke at UFC 155 last December. The fight was the first bout on the undercard, and Moraga takes a huge leap by headlining a card for a divisional title.

The TUF 17 Finale also features the UFC’s second women’s MMA fight between former Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, as well as a heavyweight tilt between Travis Browne and Gabriel Gonzaga.

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