The UFC has added a “money” fight to UFC 232.
Chad “Money” Mendes will square off with rising Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 232 in Las Vegas. The company announced the fight on Tuesday.
Mendes (18-4) returned from a two-year absence on July 14 to score a first-round TKO of Myles Jury, snapping a two-fight losing streak. It was the 10th career stoppage win of the Team Alpha Male standout’s career.
Volkanovski (18-1), meanwhile, has put together one of the most low-key current hot streak in the UFC. The Australian has won 15 consecutive bouts, including all five since joining the UFC. He earned a unanimous decision over the always-tough Darren Elkins on the same Boise card in which Mendes defeated Jury for his most recent victory.
The fantastic featherweight bout adds to what’s turning into a loaded year-end show at T-Mobile Arena. It is headlined by a pair of title fights, with Jon Jones taking on Alexander Gustafsson for the vacant light heavyweight belt and the women’s superfight between featherweight titleholder Cris Cyborg and bantamweight counterpart Amanda Nunes.