One of India's top lightweights will return to the cage next Saturday night (local time) when Sadeep Yandav takes on Tommy Hayden in the main event of Full Metal Dojo 9 in Bangkok.
Yandav (6-2) is a former Super Fight League title challenger, who emerged as one of the country's top lightweight contenders during a period when the Indian MMA scene was buoyant. He's been out of action for a few years, but will be making his comeback against a UFC veteran.
Tommy Hayden (8-3), featured briefly on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 and went on to sign for the UFC, appearing twice inside the Octagon. He has been working as a school teacher in Thailand, but will return to the cage this weekend to take on one of India's finest.
The event also sees FMD bantamweight champion Kritsada Konsrichai (2-2) drop down a division to face newcomer Pakorn lsarat in a flyweight fight. Meanwhile, Thailand's Veerayuth Uttapan (2-1) faces Cambodia's Thai Rithy (4-1) in the featherweight division.
Full Metal Dojo 9, Insanity Nightclub, March 19th
105lbs.: Tipsuta "Ann" Anoushian vs Suwanan Boonsorn
115lbs.: Veerayuth Priyoporn vs Sim Bunsrun
135lbs.: Yodkaikaew Fairtex vs Thanongsaklek TigerMuayThai
135lbs.: Detchadin Srosirisuphathin vs Phairin "Jomkwan" Sukkhamueang
125lbs.: Kritsada Konsrichai vs Pakorn lsarat
155lbs.: Sarayut "Raging Bull" Kurubvong vs Tanawat Ratchinnarit
170lbs.: Javier Trujillo vs Malik Cache
145lbs.: Thai Rithy vs Veerayut Uttapan
165lbs.: Sandeep Yadav vs Tommy Hayden