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The UFC’s return to Sacramento, Calif. has added a little hometown flavor.

The UFC announced several new bouts for UFC on ESPN+ 13 on July 13 at Golden1 Center, including an appearance by Team Alpha Male’s Andre Fili. 

Fili (19-6 MMA; 7-5 UFC) will compete in NorCal for the first time since 2013 when he meets Sheymon Moraes in a featherweight matchup.

Fili is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Myles Jury at UFC on ESPN 1. That gave him three wins in his past four fights. Moraes (11-3 MMA; 2-2 UFC) is looking to shake off a unanimous-decision loss to Sodiq Yusuff at UFC on ESPN 2, which snapped a two-fight win streak.

Other new bouts announced Wednesday include Mike Rodriguez (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Gian Villante  (17-11 MMA; 7-8 UFC) at light heavyweight and  Pingyuan Liu (15-4 MMA; 2-0 UFC) vs. Jonathan Martinez (10-2 MMA: 1-1 UFC) at bantamweight 

The show, which is being held at the home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, is heavy on hometown names, as TAM’s Urijah Faber, Cynthia Calvillo, Josh Emmett, and Darren Elkins are all scheduled to fight in addition to Fili.

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