Anchorage's Andy Enz will make his UFC debut Saturday on the undercard of UFC 169 in Newark, N.J.
Enz, a 22-year-old Service High graduate, will meet Clint Hester of Atlanta in a 185-pound middleweight fight.
An Alaska Fighting Championship star, Enz is 9-3-0 and has earned 75 percent of his victories via submission, according to the UFC website.
Hester, 27, is 8-0, with 89 percent of his victories coming by knockout or TKO.
Both men were part of Fox's Ultimate Fighter series last year. Enz didn't advance out of the preliminary round because he broke his arm in his first fight.
The main event is the battle between 135-pounders Renan Barao (33-1) and Urijah Faber (30-6).
Enz's fight won't be shown on the pay-per-view broadcast, but it's available online via the UFC Fight Pass (ufc.tv/page/fightpass).
Anchorage Daily News