Leonard Garcia fighting Cody McKenzie at UFC 155

UFC featherweights Leonard Garcia and Cody McKenzie are both the type of fighters who care as much about entertaining fans as they do earning a win inside the Octagon. As such, perhaps it’s fitting the two talented competitors have been pegged to face off on December 29 at UFC 155 in a classic clash between striker/submission specialist.

UFC officials recently confirmed the match-up had been added to a lineup featuring Junior dos Santos defending his heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez in the headlining slot.

The 15-9-1 Garcia has been in a few “Fight of the Year” candidates throughout his career including those against Roger Huerta, Nam Phan, and Chan Sung Jung. Comparably, McKenzie holds an overall record of 13-3 with twelve wins by way of submission.