Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to return to the win column against Casey Kenney at UFC 259.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the booking. UFC 259 takes place on March 6 and also includes a light heavyweight clash pitting Thiago Santos against Aleksandar Rakic. A location and venue for the card have yet to be officially confirmed.
Cruz returned to the Octagon after a three-and-a-half-year absence at UFC 249, where he suffered a second-round technical knockout loss to Henry Cejudo on May 9. Prior to that, the two-time former 135-pound relinquished his belt to Cody Garbrandt in a five-round decision loss at UFC 207 in December 2016.
A former interim bantamweight and flyweight title holder with Legacy Fighting Alliance, Kenney has been victorious in five of his six UFC appearances. Kenney’s run includes a pair of victories this past October, as he earned decisions over Heili Alateng at UFC on ESPN 16 and against Nathaniel Wood at UFC 254.
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