Chad Mendes’ Bare Knuckle FC debut likely has been pushed a month.

Originally targeted for Oct. 22 in Chandler, Ariz., BKFC boss David Feldman revealed Mendes’ return to competition now will take place in November at a different location.

“We’re probably going to move it to Nov. 12 in Miami only because we have a little bit of issues with the venue there in Arizona,” Feldman told MMA Junkie. “So we’re going to move that. We have three guys on the table right now (for his opponent) – we are picking it (Friday). We said we were going to pick it before, but we have some issues with the venue. So (Friday), we’ll have an opponent for Chad Mendes. We’ll be able to announce that (Friday) or Monday. We’re definitely going to announce that one.”

Feldman also gave an update on Diego Sanchez, whose signing is expected to be finalized soon. Feldman aims to have the “TUF 1” winner debut in his hometown and is closing in on his debut opponent, as well as a surprise signing.

“I know you may have heard that Diego Sanchez may be signing with us, (or) may not,” Feldman said. “We’re going to try to narrow that down (Friday) and narrow down his opponent if he does make his debut. We’re looking at December in Albuquerque, N.M., which would be great. It’s his hometown. We have some really great options on the table there, as well. So we’re just waiting to dot the I’s and cross the T’s on that and then we can make that official.

“And this one, I wish I could tell you, but I can’t. But I think when we announce this one next week, everybody’s going to go, ‘Holy sh*t.’ It’s going to be a great announcement, and I can’t wait to make that announcement. It’s a top prospect in mixed martial arts right now that just recently became a free agent, so it’s going to be great for us.”


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