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Jussier Formiga injured, out of UFC on FOX 13 bout with John Moraga

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John Moraga needs a new opponent for his UFC on FOX 13 bout after Brazilian flyweight Jussier Formiga has been forced out of the card with an injury.

Formiga's head coach Andre Pederneiras told MMAFighting.com that the flyweight has suffered a knee injury, a partial LCL tear, and won’t be able to recover in time to compete for the Dec. 13 card. MMA Junkie first reported the news.

Moraga (15-3), a former UFC title contender, enters UFC on FOX 13 coming off a submission victory over Justin Scoggins, bouncing back to the win column following a loss to 125-pound contender John Dodson.

Headlined by Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic, UFC on FOX 13 takes place in Phoenix. In the co-main event, Nate Diaz returns against Rafael dos Anjos.