Bryan Caraway recently pulled out of a fight against Luke Sanders ay UFC Fight Night Fresno, but Andre Soukhamthath has agreed to fight Sanders as a late replacement. There are less than three weeks before the event, which leaves Soukhamthath with little training camp time.
Sanders (11-1-0) is looking to rebound from his first professional MMA defeat, which came to Iuri Alcatnara at UFC 209. Sanders does have one victory already under the UFC banner and that came over Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night 81. Sanders is also a former Resurrection Fighting Alliance Bantamweight Champion, defeating fellow UFC fighter Terrion Ware to win the gold in 2015.
Soukhamthath (11-5-0) is currently winless under the UFC banner, dropping fights to the duo of Alejandro Perez and Albert Morales. Soukhamthath is a former CES MMA Bantamweight Champion, defeating Kody Nordby to win the gold in 2016. Soukhamthath hasn’t earned a victory in well over a year and that last win came over Kin Moy by second round TKO at CES MMA 37 in August of 2016.
UFC Fight Night Fresno takes place on Saturday, December 9 from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California with Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.