After asking for a fight with Chad Mendes back in July, the UFC have granted Alexander Volkanovski’s wish four months later.

As announced by the UFC, Mendes and Volkanovski will meet in a featherweight bout at UFC 232 on December 29th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Mendes (18-4) returned from a two-year suspension at UFC Fight Night 133 and successfully recorded a first-round TKO victory against Myles Jury. ‘Money’ Mendes had been on a two-fight losing streak prior to his suspension after being on the receiving end of knockouts by Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar.

Volkanovski (18-1) meanwhile is currently on an unbeaten five-fight streak since joining the UFC and most recently defeated Darren Elkins – also at UFC Fight Night 133 in July.

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With Mendes and Volaknovski currently ranked #5 and #11 respectively in the 145 lbs division, their proposed bout will almost certainly act as a title eliminator.

UFC 232 is now currently scheduled to feature:

  • Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson – light heavyweight title fight
  • Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – women’s bantamweight title fight
  • Chad Mendes vs. Alexander Volkanovski
  • Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa
  • Cat Zingano vs. Megan Anderson
  • Tom Duquesnoy vs. Nathaniel Wood
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson
  • BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall
  • Uriah Hall vs. Bevon Lewis
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Curtis Millender
  • Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade