Bantamweights Song Yadong and Casey Kenney will attempt to return to the win column when matched at UFC’s August 7th pay-per-view event. The matchup was first reported by Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
The fight joins UFC 265, which does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Kenney was rising up the bantamweight division in 2020, quickly attaining three wins from May to October. That win streak was stopped this year, as returning bantamweight Dominick Cruz scored a split decision win over him in March.
Song’s last appearance saw him take his first loss since joining the UFC in 2017. His most recent fight was in March, where Kyler Phillips scored a unanimous decision win. Prior to then, Song had scored five wins and one draw in the UFC.
Amanda Nunes is set to make her return to the bantamweight division in the main event of UFC 265, attempting to defend her belt against Julianna Pena. Here is how the growing lineup looks at the moment.
Bout 7: Amanda Nunes (21-4) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 6: Drako Rodriguez (7-2) vs. Vince Morales (9-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 5: Johnny Munoz (10-1) vs. Jamey Simmons (7-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Uriah Hall (17-9) vs. Sean Strickland (23-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Jose Aldo (29-7) vs. Pedro Munhoz (19-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Victoria Leonardo (8-3) vs. Melissa Gatto (6-0-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Song Yadong (16-5-1) vs. Casey Kenney (16-3-1) (Bantamweight)