Cape Town - UFC 202 may be months away but UFC officials are looking to
stack the card as a very exciting bantamweight match-up is being targeted for
A report by MMAFighting.com stated that the promotion was
looking to book Cody Garbrandt and Takeya Mizugaki for the card in August.
Sport24 later confirmed with a source close to the information that
the bout is indeed being targeted for the August card.
Garbrandt (9-0) is currently tearing through the
bantamweight division since his arrival to the promotion last year. The Team
Alpha Male standout has finished three of his four UFC bouts and most recently
stopped rising star Thomas Almeida in dominant fashion.
Mizugaki (21-9-2) a former WEC alum broke a two-fight
losing streak last September when he bested fellow WEC veteran George
Roop in Japan. Prior the meeting with Roop, Mizugaki had won 5 of his last
7 with losses to the bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Aljamin
UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las
Vegas and is headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor
and Nate Diaz.