Promotion officials announced the pairing on Monday afternoon. UFC
on Fox 4 takes place Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
and features a light heavyweight tilt between Mauricio Rua
and Brandon Vera.
The event is also expected to include a 205-pound clash pitting
Machida against Ryan Bader.
Gomez captured the Tachi
Palace Fights vacant bantamweight title this past December,
submitting Cody Gibson
with a guillotine choke at the 2:43 mark of the third frame. A
representative of Marc Laimon’s Cobra Kai team, “Useless” has only
tasted defeat twice in 11 professional bouts. Seven of the his nine
career triumphs have come by way of submission.
Moraga’s lone defeat in 11 appearances came against “TUF 14” winner
Dodson in 2010. The Arizona Combat Sports product has won four
straight fights since then, most recently besting Maurice
Senters to win the vacant Rage in the Cage bantamweight