A flyweight bout between Nate Maness and Mateus Mendonça is signed for UFC Vegas 80 event.
Mendonça posted an Instagram story signing the contract. Marcel Dorff of Eurosport reported that Maness has also signed the contract for the bout which is set to take place on October 7, 2023.
Both men have been fighting at bantamweight so far. But, this bout will be at flyweight, with both making their debut in a new division.
Nate Maness will fight Mateus Mendonça at #UFCVegas80 on October 7th. (confirmed both sides after Mendonça posted signing the contract on IG stories) #UFC #MMA #UFCESPN #UFC2023 pic.twitter.com/WGfGxpCh9c— Marcel Dorff 🇳🇱🇮🇩 (@BigMarcel24) August 16, 2023
Maness is currently on a two-fight losing streak which both came in 2022. He lost to Umar Nurmagomedov in June 2022 before losing to Tagir Ulanbekov in November 2022. He was set to face Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC 288, but pulled out due to an injury.
Mendonça, Contender Series 2022 graduate, lost to Javid Basharat in his UFC debut earlier this year in January. This loss brought his undefeated streak in MMA to an end.
UFC Vegas 80 is set to take place on October 7, 2023, at UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Chris Gutierrez vs Montel Jackson bout was recently reported for the card.