UFC officials have announced a new flyweight addition for UFC on FOX 22 in December. TUF Latin America veteran Fredy Serrano (3-1) will now face Team Alpha Male’s Hector Sandoval (12-3) on the card.
UFC on FOX 22 will be held Dec. 17 from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. A women’s strawweight matchup between Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson headlines the card.
Serrano competed as a bantamweight on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America edition back in 2014 as part of Team Werdum. He then dropped to flyweight for his UFC debut in March 2015 and scored a third round KO of cast mate Bentley Syler to earn “Performance of the Night” honors. The 37-year-old Columbian returned to the Octagon in Nov. 2015 with a first round TKO over Yao Zhikul. Serrano most recently fought at UFC 201 in July where he lost a razor-thin split decision to Ryan Benoit.
Sandoval has much more experience under his belt, but dropped his UFC debut to Wilson Reis in July. Before that “Kid Alex” was on a four-fight winning streak, including a first round knockout of Eloy Garza in March at Global Knockout 6 for the organization’s 125-pound title. In February of this year Hector won a unanimous decision over Martin Sandoval (no relation) at Tachi Palace 26. Hector has also held titles for the West Coast FC and Tachi Palace promotions.
With Serrano vs. Sandoval added, UFC on FOX 22 now includes:
- Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson
- Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett
- Mickey Gall vs. Sage Northcutt
- Bryan Barberena vs. Colby Covington
- Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry
- Josh Emmett vs. Scott Holtzman
- Sultan Aliev vs. Bojan Velickovic
- Paul Craig vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
- James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono
- Hector Sandoval vs. Fredy Serrano
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