A featherweight bout is set to take place at UFC 155 between Leonard Garcia and Cody McKenzie. Both fighters will be looking to rebound of some tough losses, which should make their scrap all the more meaningful. This news comes via UFC’s Twitter account.
Leonard Garcia will be trying to snap a three-fight losing steak. In his latest performance against Matt Grice, Garcia showed heart and determination, but ultimately fell on the wrong end of a decision. Garcia is synonymous with throwing caution to the wind and trying to land devastating shots standing. When he isn’t able to finish, he often runs out of gas.
He trains with one of the best game-planners in all of MMA in Greg Jackson, and it will be interesting to see what type of game plan he tries to implement when he squares off against Cody McKenzie. One thing is certain; he needs to protect his neck.
Cody is synonymous with his patented guillotine, something he likes to call the McKenzitine. He has over eleven wins by way of guillotine, and he will more than likely try to do the same when he squares off against Garcia. Cody will be coming into this fight off a devstating KO loss to Chad Mendes. It was a body shot that sent him to the canvas, and he will need to shore up his defense in order to avoid the power of Garcia.
The winner is right back in the mix in the featherweight divison, and the loser may face contract termination if they don’t have an impressive showing.