A bantamweight division attraction has been added to UFC 253 as Casey Kenney is in action against Heili Alateng.
MMA Junkie first reported the bout, who’s spot on the card isn’t known at this time.
Kenney (14-2-1) has won three of four under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over Ray Borg, Manny Bermudez and Louis Smolka. Kenney has competed twice in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, defeating CJ Hamilton and suffering a defeat to Adam Antolin. Kenney has picked up fourteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and seven of them came by way of decision.
Alateng (14-7-1) is undefeated thus far in UFC competition, defeating the duo of Ryan Benoit and Danaa Batgeral. Alateng hasn’t suffered a defeat in over three years, with that last loss coming to Kai Asakura at Road FC 37. Alateng has competed twenty two times as a professional MMA fighter and half of those bouts went the distance.
UFC 253 takes place on Saturday, January 19 from a location to be announced with Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.