On Tuesday afternoon, a featherweight fight between Chad Mendes (pictured) and Nik Lentz was added to the UFC on FOX 9 lineup.
FoxSports.com first reported the scrap, which was subsequently confirmed by UFC officials.
Mendes has rattled off four consecutive wins since getting knocked out by champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142. “Money” was hoping last month’s TKO of Clay Guida would propel him into a rematch, but it appears he’ll have to notch at least one more impressive W.
Lentz has quietly strung together three straight wins. He most recently posted a decision victory over Hacran Dias in May.
The 145-pound affair will likely appear in the show’s main card, which airs live on Fox.
UFC on FOX 9 takes place December 14 inside Sleep Train Arena (formerly known as Arco Arena) in Sacramento, California.
Here are the athletes currently slated to perform in Sacto:
Here is the card’s current roster:
Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz
Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
Josh Thomson vs. Anthony Pettis (UFC lightweight champion)