The promotion announced the new matchup on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night
123 takes place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Dec. 9
and is headlined by a featherweight duel between Cub Swanson
Ortega. The card will be televised on Fox Sports 1 following
early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Soukhamthath, 29, is still looking for his first Octagon triumph
after dropping split decisions to Alejandro
Perez and Albert
Morales in initial two UFC appearances. “The Asian Sensation”
owns an 11-5 career mark that includes seven victories by KO/TKO
and three via submission.
Sanders suffered the first defeat of his 12-bout pro career at UFC
209, when he was submitted by Iuri
Alcantara in the second round of their clash. The MMA Lab
representative debut in the Octagon with a first-round submission
Blanco at UFC Fight Night 81 in January 2016.