The name Aaron Riley is one MMA fans haven’t heard in awhile despite the lightweight’s lengthy run in the sport and overall success. However, that will change this summer when the 32-year old enters the Octagon for a scrap with Justin Salas at UFC on FOX 8.
UFC officials have confirmed the clash’s addition to a lineup headlined by a flyweight title-fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga.
Riley hasn’t seen action since suffering a nasty broken jaw to Tony Ferguson back in 2011. He is 30-13-1 in his career with nineteen stoppages and past wins over the likes of Jorge Gurgel and Michihiro Omigawa.
The 10-4 Salas is also coming off a loss meaning he and Riley could very well be fighting for their jobs come July 27. Prior to the stumble he’d exited the cage with his hand raised six straight showings.
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