After spending two years on the sidelines due to doping violation, Chad Mendes is set to make his UFC return on an upcoming UFC Fight Night show.
With his eligibility to compete date coming up on June 10th, the former two-time title challenger was booked for a bout with Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho.
After starting his career with a record of 16-1, Mendes dropped 3 of his next 4 before being busted by USADA for a banned growth hormone. To Mendes’ credit, those losses would come to some stiff competition in the form of Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar.
The Team Alpha Male product will look to get back into the mix at 145 lbs when he clashes with Jury, a former TUF 15 cast member out of Hazel Park, Michigan on July 14th. The man they call ‘Fury’ holds a record of 2-1 since moving down to featherweight back in late 2015.
UFC Fight Night 133 will also feature the return of former heavyweight champion Junior dos Sanots and the UFC debut of Said Nurmagomedov, a cousin of current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Here is your current card for UFC Fight Night 133 ‘Dos Santos vs. Ivanov’ as it stands today:
Heavyweight Main Event
Junior dos Santos (18-5) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (16-1)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Cat Zingano (9-3) vs. Marion Reneau (9-3-1)
Women’s Flyweight Bout
Liz Carmouche (11-6) vs. Jennifer Maia (15-4-1)
Justin Scoggins (11-4) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (11-1)
Paul Felder (16-3) vs. James Vick (13-1)
Chad Mendes (17-4) vs. Myles Jury (17-2)
Sage Northcutt (10-2) vs. Zak Ottow (16-5)