The UFC has decided to square off UFC featherweights Chad Mendes and Nik Lentz at UFC on FOX 9. The featherweight bout will see the two top contenders face off on the FOX main card. UFC officials confirmed the bout after an initial report from Bleacher Report.
Chad Mendes and Nik Lentz will both look to extend their respective winning streaks when they meet in Sacramento, California. Mendes was last in action at UFC 164, where he defeated Clay Guida with an impressive TKO. Lentz has been hot since dropping to featherweight, picking up his third straight victory at UFC on FX 8 over Hacran Dias.
UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California on December 19 and features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis against Josh Thomson. The night’s co-main event will see bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber face off in a crucial bout in the division. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.