Two bantamweight fighters on the bubble of the UFC rankings will collide on the promotion’s August pay-per-view occasion.
Casey Kenney and Track Yadong have been booked to battle each other at UFC 265, the Aug. 7 occasion. Whereas a location and venue haven’t formally been introduced, Houston is the present frontrunner to host the cardboard.
Two individuals with data of the matchup knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving Monday however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Kenney (16-3-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) appears to rebound after a unanimous choice loss to former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 259 in March. Previous to that defeat, Kenney had rattled off three straight wins over Louis Smolka, Heili Alateng and Nathaniel Wooden.
After three straight wins to kick off his UFC tenure, China’s Yadong (15-5-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) has had combined outcomes over his final three as he’s gone 1-1-1. Following a majority draw in opposition to Cody Stamann, Yadong defeated Marlon Vera through unanimous choice in Could. In his most up-to-date outing, Yadong misplaced for the primary time since 2016 when he was defeated by Kyler Phillips through unanimous choice.
With the addition, the UFC 265 lineup now consists of:
- Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – for ladies’s bantamweight title
- Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz
- Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez
- Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons
- Casey Kenney vs. Track Yadong