Jake Matthews will lock horns with Sean Brady in a welterweight bout at UFC 259.
MMAFighting.com was first to report the pairing. UFC 259 takes place on March 6 and does not yet have an official location or headliner. The card is also expected to include a light heavyweight tilt pitting Aleksandar Rakic against Thiago Santos, a bantamweight scrap between Dominick Cruz and Casey Kenney, and a flyweight showdown between Joseph Benavidez and Askar Askarov.
Matthews, 26, has been victorious in six of his last seven Octagon appearances. Most recently, “The Celtic Kid” outpointed Diego Sanchez at UFC 253 on Sept. 26. Matthews is 10-4 since beginning his promotional tenure in 2014 and 17-4 as a professional overall.
Brady has won his first three UFC bouts to improve his professional mark to 13-0. In his last outing, the Renzo Gracie Philly representative submitted Christian Aguilera with a guillotine choke in the second round of their UFC Fight Night 175 encounter.
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