Two 135-pound matchups have been added to UFC’s August 1st event recently. The show, which 10 fights in total now, now has two men’s and women’s bantamweight matchups on the show. Here’s what’s new.
Chris Gutierrez vs. Luke Sanders
Chris Gutierrez and Luke Sanders have joined UFC’s August 1st event, per a report by Nolan King of MMA Junkie. The matchup joins the now 10-fight card.
Gutierrez has built a three-fight streak of wins following his debut loss in late 2018. His last win comes from late May, where Gutierrez stopped Vince Morales in the second round with leg kicks.
Sanders will be returning after an extended break from MMA. His last matchup came in February of 2019, where Sanders got a win against Renan Barao. The fight saw him bounce back from a previous loss to Rani Yahya. Sanders is 2-3 in his last fight bouts.
Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez
A matchup between Frankie Saenz and Jonathan Martinez was also added to the show. The pairing was first reported by Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
Martinez will look to come back from a February split decision loss to Andre Ewell. His short UFC run is currently an even 2-2 record with two wins in 2019.
Saenz also looks to bounce back from a loss, as he was finished by Marlon Vera with punches in the second minute of a battle back in March of 2019. Before then, Saenz stopped a three-fight losing streak, picking up decision wins over both Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Briones.
UFC’s August 1st event is currently set to be headlined by a five-round bantamweight battle between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana. The still-developing card looks like this.
Bout 10: Holly Holm (13-5) vs. Irene Aldana (12-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Derek Brunson (20-7) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (11-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 8: Markus Perez (12-3) vs. Eric Spicely (12-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (12-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Trevin Giles (12-2) vs. Jun Yong Park (11-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Da Un Jung (13-2) vs. Ed Herman (24-14) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Markus Perez (12-3) vs. Eric Spicely (12-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Vicente Luque (18-7-1) vs. Randy Brown (12-3) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Chris Gutierrez (15-3-1) vs. Luke Sanders (13-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Frankie Saenz (12-6) vs. Jonathan Martinez (11-3) (Bantamweight)