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John Moraga Scouting Report

John Moraga scouting report
(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

John Moraga Scouting Report


5’6″ 125 lbs (Flyweight)
67″ reach, Orthodox
March 20, 1984


17-6 (UFC: 6-5)

Current Streak

1 straight win


Two-time University Freestyle All-American wrestler

Championships Held

Trilogy Championship Fighting Bantamweight Champion: 2011 (no title defenses)
Rage in the Cage Bantamweight Champion: 2012 (no title defenses)



– solid wrestler
– has fought at heavier weights (bantamweight) & been successful
– very good submission skills – about half his wins via tap out
– finishes fights
– solid striking defense
– dangerous elbows
– has been extremely successful in his career
– well coached – MMA Lab, Arizona Combat Sports
– becoming a smarter fighter
– very dangerous kicks



– gets hit more than he dishes out
– has lost when he has fought the elite of the elite
– not much knockout power
– inaccurate striker
– horrible takedown accuracy & takedown defense



It was a meteoric rise for John Moraga in the UFC, but he hasn’t shown he is able to get past the best of the best in his weight class.