Matt Sayles to fight Jordan Leavitt on Dec. 18

9/20/2021 1:37:50 PM EST

Matt Sayles said he will fight Jordan Leavitt at a UFC event on Dec. 18.

Sayles announced the fight on his Twitter feed.

The "Contender" series alum will be Leavitt's first opponent since he lost a unanimous decision to Claudio Puelles in June. Leavitt, also a former Contender series fighter, was 4-0 in 2020.

Sayles (8-3) hasn't appeared in a fight for more than a year and a half. His last appearance was a tap out in the first round against Bryce Mitchell.

To meet Leavitt, who confirmed the fight via Instagram, Sayles will climb from featherweight to lightweight. Sayles went 1-2 at featherweight.

--Field Level Media

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