A bantamweight bout has been officially added to the UFC Fight Night 73 card as Sirwan Kakai will meet Frankie Saenz and the bout will likely be place on the preliminary card.
The UFC confirmed the fight booking with The MMA Report on Thursday.
UFC Fight Night 73 will come from the Bridgestone Arena and will be headlined by former title challenger Glover Teixeira meeting Ovince Saint Preux meeting in a battle of top ten UFC light heavyweights.
Kakai (12-2) won his UFC debut last Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 70 as he defeated Danny Martinez by unanimous decision. Ten of his twelve wins have come by stoppage and he will enter this fight on a three fight winning streak. Saenz (10-2) made his debut in the UFC last year and has won both of his fights in the promotion. Both wins have come by unanimous decision and his most recent win came in February against Iuri Alcantara.
The current UFC Fight Night 73: St. Preux vs. Teixeira fight card is below.
Glover Teixeria (22-4) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (16-8)
Michael Johnson (16-8) vs. Beneil Dariush (11-1)
Sara McMann (8-2) vs. Amanda Nunes (10-4)
Scott Holtzman (7-0) vs. Anthony Christodoulou (12-5)
Marlon Vera (6-2-1) vs. Roman Salazar (9-2)
Jonathan Wilson (6-0) vs. Jared Cannonier (7-1)
Tim Johnson (9-1) vs. Jared Rosholt (12-2)
Tom Watson (17-8) vs. Chris Camozzi (21-10)
Dustin Ortiz (14-4) vs. Ian McCall (13-5-1)
Sam Alvey (26-6, 1NC) vs. Derek Brunson (13-3)
Sirwan Kakai (12-2) vs. Frankie Saenz (10-2)