On Saturday, July 27, the UFC returns to the Key Arena in Seattle for UFC on Fox 8.

The event is headlined by a flyweight title fight between current champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga.

Also on the four-fight, Fox-broadcast main card will be a welterweight contest between Strikeforce veterans Bobby Voelker and Robbie Lawler. Lawler was originally tabbed to meet Siyar Bahardurzada, but Voelker was called on to replace the Afghan fighter just two week prior to the event.

Voelker enters the contest on the heels of a questionable decision loss to Patrick Cote in his promotional debut at UFC 158. After compiling a 4-1 record under the Strikeforce banner, Voelker appeared to have bested his Canadian foe over the course of the three-round affair, but ultimately fell short on the scorecards. The 34-year-old has been out of action ever since due to a knee injury, but will look to earn his first Octagon win when he clashes with the longtime veteran Lawler.

Recently, The MMA Corner’s Jeff Vulgamore sat down with Voelker in his hometown of Kansas City to discuss the fight with Lawler. The video interview appears below.

The 12-fight event will kick off at 4 p.m. ET with two bouts streaming on the promotion’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Six additional bouts will follow on FX at 5 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card starting at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

Fox Main Card
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga – for UFC flyweight title
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
Robbie Lawler vs. Bobby Voelker
Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche
FX Preliminary Card
Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal
Danny Castillo vs. Tim Means
Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
Daron Cruickshank vs. Yves Edwards
Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
YouTube Preliminary Card
Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza

Photo: Bobby Voelker (L) connects with a knee (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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Jeff Vulgamore
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Based in Kansas City, Jeff has been an avid follower of the sport of mixed martial arts for years. He has supported nearly every promotion to visit the Midwest. Jeff recently began shooting events for The MMA Corner, so check out the photos section for more of his work.