Two bouts have been made official for UFC Fight Night 129 as a bantamweight bout featuring Henry Briones vs Frankie Saenz and a light heavyweight bout pitting Jared Cannonier vs Dominick Reyes has been added to the event.
UFC Fight Night 129 will be held on May 19, 2018, at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The event will be the UFC’s first show in Chile.
Following a submission win over Guido Cannetti at UFC 180, Briones has lost three straight. TKO losses to Cody Garbrandt and Douglas Andrade were followed most recently by a submission loss to Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night 114. After dropping three in a row to Urijah Faber, Eddie Wineland, and Augusto Mendes, Saenz rebounded in his last bout, earning a split decision win over Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night 123.
After dropping from heavyweight to 205lbs, Cannonier has gone 2-2 in his last four and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jan Błachowicz at UFC on FOX 26. Reyes who is 8-0 in his professional career has won two straight under the UFC banner. A KO win over Joachim Christensen at UFC Fight Night 112 was followed most recently by a submission win over Jeremy Kimball at UFC 218.
With this announcement, UFC Fight Night 129 now looks like this:
Vicente Luque vs. Chad Laprise
Diego Rivas vs. Guido Cannetti
Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez
Veronica Macedo vs. Andrea Lee
Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo
Henry Briones vs Frankie Saenz
Jarod Cannonier vs Dominick Reyes