UFC San Diego Gets Jared Gordon vs. Matt Sayles

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If it goes down as planned, a featherweight scrap is on deck for UFC San Diego.

The promotion returns to California in May, and 145lb’ers Jared Gordon and Matt Sayles are expected to join the card. MMA Junkie was first to report the news.

Sayles (8-3) has gone 1-2 in the UFC to date. Most recently, he became the victim of one of only two twister submissions in UFC history, care of Bryce Mitchell. Prior to that, Sayles had picked up his first win inside the octagon, against Canada’s Kyle Prepolec at UFC Ottawa.

This will be a hometown show for Sayles, who fights out of San Diego and trains with Alliance MMA.

Jared Gordon (15-4) has been with the UFC since 2017, and has gone 3-3 in that stretch. ‘Flash’ Gordon holds wins over Michel Quiñones, Hacran Dias, and Dan Moret in the promotion. Last time out, he was finished on the feet by the surging Charles Oliveira (who picked up a seventh consecutive stoppage win at UFC Brasilia this past weekend).

UFC San Diego (UFC Fight Night 175) is expected to take place May 16, 2020 at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. The following bouts have been announced for the event:

Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina
Punahele Soriano vs. Anthony Hernandez
Cortney Casey vs. Lara Procopio
Alex Perez vs. Kai Kara-France

While nothing is official, Dan Hooker vs. Dustin Poirier is being looked at to serve as the main event.