Leonard Garcia and Cody McKenzie Added to UFC 159 | UFC NEWS

March 4, 2013 9:41 am by Nadia Untalan


A new match-up between Cody McKenzie and  Leonard Garcia has been added to the UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen card. UFC 159 is slated for April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The featherweight fighters were originally slated to fight in UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. Due to a suffered injury by McKenzie (13-3), the fight was canceled.

Both fighters are coming off of losses in the UFC. McKenzie lost to Chad Mendes  last July at UFC 149: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 via knockout at 31 seconds in the first round. Garcia (15-10-1) is on a 4-fight losing streak. His last three fights were by decision and he lost his last fight against Max Holloway, who he fought against instead of McKenzie at UFC 155 last December.

Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will headline UFC 159 for the light-heavyweight title.

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen fight card:

  • Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen – Light-heavyweight title
  • Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
  • Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
  • Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
  • Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo
  • Sheila Gaff vs. Sara McMann
  • Nick Catone vs. James Head
  • Jimy Hettes vs. Steven Siler
  • Cody McKenzie vs. Leonard Garcia
  • Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Proctor
  • Rustan Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
  • Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante


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