Chad Mendes vs. Alex Volkanovski joins UFC 232 lineup in Las Vegas

A featherweight bout between Chad Mendes and Alex Volkanovski is the latest addition to December’s UFC 232 lineup.

UFC officials today announced the matchup between Mendes (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Volkanovski (18-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC).

UFC 230 takes place Dec. 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Mendes, No. 5 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, made a successful return to the octagon in July after a more than two-year layoff due to a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. The former two-time title challenger got back in a big way, scoring a first-round TKO over Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night 133.

“Money” will attempt to get revenge in the fight after No. 7-ranked Volkanovski beat his Team Alpha Male teammate Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 133. The win extended Volkanovski’s streak to a remarkable 15 consecutive fights, and afterward he called out Mendes. Now he gets his wish.

With the addition to the card, UFC 232 now includes:

  • Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title
  • Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s featherweight title
  • Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit
  • Megan Anderson vs. Cat Zingano
  • Tom Duquesnoy vs. Nathaniel Wood
  • Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn
  • Uriah Hall vs. Bevon Lewis
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Curtis Millender
  • Chad Mendes vs. Alex Volkanovski

For more on UFC 232, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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