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Kendo Castaneda returns Oct. 25 in UFC Fight Pass main event

The junior welterweight prospect will headline in Reno.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Unbeaten 140-pound prospect Kendo Castaneda will return to action on Friday, Oct. 25, headlining a UFC Fight Pass card from RJJ Boxing in Reno, Nevada.

Castaneda, 25, is coming off of a decision win over veteran Eudy Bernardo on Mar. 28 in San Antonio, where he’s become a local standout. Now 16-0 (7 KO), he’s fought 11 of his 17 pro fights (including a no-contest) in San Antonio, including his last two.

The trip to Reno will see him face Stan Martyniouk (20-2, 6 KO), a 34-year-old originally from Estonia, now based in California. The veteran turned pro in 2007, but lost a six-round bout in 2010 and his prospects faded pretty quickly. In all, he’s never really become more than a club fighter, also dropping a split decision to Ivan Najera in 2014. He has won seven straight, and his last three by stoppage, but the opposition has been really limited.

The card for now is also set to feature cruiserweight Blake McKernan (13-0, 6 KO), a 32-year-old from Sacramento you may have seen on Top Rank’s May 4 undercard from Stockton, California, where he beat Joey Montoya over eight rounds. McKernan is tentatively set to face Mexico’s Francisco Rivas (15-2, 5 KO).

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