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Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad Bektic among official additions to UFC Sacramento

Josh Emmett (pictured, right) fights Mirsad Bektic in a featherweight bout at UFC Sacramento on July 13
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On Wednesday, the UFC made several bouts official for its upcoming visit to Sacramento.

Per a release, featherweights Josh Emmett (14-2) and Mirsad Bektic (13-1) will fight on the July 13 card at Golden 1 Center. The matchup was first reported by FloCombat.

Other bouts announced Wednesday include Andre Fili (19-6) vs. Sheymon Moraes (11-3), Gian Villante (17-11) vs. Mike Rodriguez (10-3), and Pingyuan Liu (15-4) vs. Jonathan Martinez (10-2).

Emmett has won three of his last four fights, most recently defeating Michael Johnson with a one-punch KO late in the third round of their meeting at UFC on ESPN 2 in March. His opponent Bektic has won six of seven fights since joining the UFC back in April 2014, including a recent split nod over one-time title challenger Ricardo Lamas.

Fili vs. Moraes (first reported by Combate) sees the 25-fight veteran Fili taking on a former World Series of Fighting bantamweight title contender. They will meet at 145 pounds. Fili has won three of his last four, while Moraes is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Sodiq Yusuff in March.

Villante competes in the UFC for the 16th time and he’ll be looking to improve upon his 7-8 Octagon mark against Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series contract winner Mike Rodriguez, who most recently defeated Adam Milstead by first-round TKO at UFC on FOX 31. The light heavyweight matchup was first reported by Farah Hannoun.

An injury forced China’s Liu out of a high profile bout with Ray Borg at UFC on ESPN 2, and he’ll be looking for his first win of 2019 when he takes on the 25-year-old Martinez in a bantamweight bout.

The UFC Sacramento main card will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between Germaine de Randamie (8-3) and Aspen Ladd (8-0), and air live on the ESPN+ streaming service on July 13.

See the updated lineup below (bout order to be determined):

Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd

Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon

Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose

Sara McMann vs. Nicco Montano

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Livinha Souza

Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall

Karl Roberson vs. John Phillips

Cezar Ferreira vs. Marvin Vettori

Benito Lopez vs. Martin Day

Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad Bektic

Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes

Gian Villante vs. Mike Rodriguez

Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez

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