Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez targeted for UFC Fight Night 59

A flyweight bout has been added to the UFC Fight Night 59 card on January 18th in Boston as Tateki Matsuda will meet Joby Sanchez in a preliminary card bout.UFC-Fight-Night-Logo

UFC officials announced the fight booking on Monday.

UFC Fight Night 59 will come from the TD Garden in Boston on January 18th and will be headlined by a featherweight bout as Conor McGregor meets Dennis Siver.

Matsuda (10-6) was signed by the UFC earlier this year and lost his debut to Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 50. Prior to that fight, he has won back to back fights including a submission victory against Robbie Leroux.

Sanchez (6-1) also lost his UFC debut earlier this year as he lost a decision to Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night 49. All of his career victories have come by stoppage and two of those wins have come in the first round.

The current UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver fight card is below.

Conor McGregor (16-2) vs. Dennis Siver (22-9, 1NC)
Benson Henderson (21-4) vs. Eddie Alvarez (25-4)
Jorge Masvidal (28-8) vs. Norman Parke (20-2-1)
Costas Philippou (13-4, 1NC) vs. Uriah Hall (9-4)
Zhang Lipeng (8-7-1) vs. Chris Wade (8-1)
Matt Van Buren (6-3) vs. Sean O’Connell (15-6)
John Howard (22-10) vs. Lorenz Larkin (14-4, 1NC)
Patrick Holohan (10-1-1) vs. Shane Howell (13-8)
Paul Felder (9-0) vs. Johnny Case (19-4)
Cathal Pendred (15-2-1) vs. Sean Spencer (12-3)
Tateki Matsuda (10-6) vs. Joby Sanchez (6-1)