A bantamweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC 253.
Casey Kenney (14-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will take on Heili Alateng (14-7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on Sept. 19, likely on “Fight Island” at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking Sunday, but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
The latest UFC 253 card now includes:
Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa – for middleweight title Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane Heili Alateng vs. Casey Kenney