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Six bouts added to UFC Fight Night 90

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has officially announced six new bouts for UFC Fight Night 90, scheduled for July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The first event on the International Fight Week, which features Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in the main event, now includes Alan Jouban vs. Nordine Taleb, Mike Pyle vs. Alberto Mina, Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque, Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski and Reginaldo Vieira vs. Marco Beltran. John Makdessi vs. Mehdi Baghdad, originally planned for UFC 199, was moved to the Fight Pass card.

Jouban (13-4) enters the event coming off a quick first-round knockout over Brendan O'Reilly, while Taleb (12-3) returns following a brutal knockout victory against Erick Silva, improving to 4-1 inside the Octagon.

Pyle (27-11-1) recently returned to the win column with a third-round finish against Sean Spencer, while undefeated Mina (12-0), who turned 34 years old on Monday, looks for his third UFC victory.

In the lightweight division, Burns (10-1) looks to bounce back from his first MMA loss, falling via unanimous decision to Rashid Magomedov. Sajewski (13-1) also suffered his first career loss in his last bout, losing a decision to Nick Hein in his promotional debut.

Also in the 155-pound division, Makdessi (13-5) has his back against following consecutive losses to Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros. Baghdad (10-4) lost a short-notice bout to Chris Wade in his UFC debut in January.

Vieira (13-3) makes his return to the Octagon after beating Dileno Lopes to become the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 bantamweight winner in August. Beltran (7-3), a member of the first TUF Latin America season, is 2-0 in the UFC.

Luque (8-5-1), who also signed with the UFC after competing on TUF, tapped Hayder Hassan to earn his first UFC win and a performance of the night bonus in December. Herrera (9-3) made his first appearance inside the Octagon in November, knocking out Vernon Ramos in 30 seconds.

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