2 Phoenix-area fighters added Jan. 15 UFC Fight Night card

Phoenix native Frankie Saenz has a 7-3 record.
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Two more Phoenix-area fighters have been added to the card for the Jan. 15 UFC Phoenix Fight Night event at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Phoenix native Frankie Saenz, who trains at Fight Ready MMA in Scottsdale, will battle Augusto “Tanquihno” Mendes, out of the MMA Lab in Glendale, in a UFC bantamweight bout.

Saenz, 36, has an 11-4 professional record. Mendes, a 33-year-old Brazilian, is 5-1 in his career with four wins by submission and one knockout.

The join MMA Lab strawweight Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-3) on the undercard.

The event will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and is headlined by Yair Rodriguez vs. two-time UFC champ BJ Penn.  Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster.com and at the Talking Stick Resort Arena box office.