A bantamweight clash between Frankie Saenz and Augusto Mendes was added to the promotion’s next trip to Phoenix on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report by FOX Sports.
Saenz (10-4) has his back against the wall following consecutive losses to Uriah Faber and Eddie Wineland. Prior to the defeats, the Phoenix-based fighter was riding a seven-fight winning streak, which included three victories under the UFC banner.
Mendes (5-1), a multiple-time jiu-jitsu and submission world champion, made his UFC debut on short notice against Cody Garbrandt in February, but suffered a first-round loss. He scored five straight stoppage wins before signing with the promotion.
UFC Fight Night 103 is scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Talking Stick Arena, and features Yair Rodriguez against former UFC champion B.J. Penn in the main event.