The first fight on UFC’s last 2019 show has been announced. Reported by Combate and MMAFighting, news broke on Thursday that flyweights Alexandre Pantoja and Matt Schnell will square-off at UFC on ESPN+ 23, which takes place in Busan, Korea on December 21st.
Making his third appearance of 2019, Alexandre Pantoja will try to bounce back from a July loss to Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 240. Before then, he had three victorious performances within the division, defeating Brandon Moreno, Ulka Sasaki and Wilson Reis.
Matt Schnell is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, with the two latest wins via first-round triangle chokes.
Schnell is currently ranked 10th in the flyweight division, as Alexandre Pantoja is up in 4th. Making a successful turn around from his first two UFC fights, Schnell currently holds a 4-2 record within the promotion.