Two More Exciting Bouts Added To UFC Philadelphia
Two more exciting bouts have been added to UFC Philadelphia, including the return of Josh Emmett. Emmett will face Michael Johnson in a featherweight contest, in what will be his first fight in a year. Having suffered from facial injuries in losing to Jeremy Stephens, via second round knockout.
Johnson has won his last two visits to the UFC Octagon, beating Andre Fili and Artem Lobov.
In a bantamweight contest, Ray Borg will take on China’a Liu Pingyuan. Borg hasn’t fought since losing to Demetrious Johnson in October of 2017. It will be his first fight at 135lbs, as speculation continues that the UFC will be removing the flyweight division.
Pingyuan is 2-0 in the UFC, having beaten Damian Stasiak and Martin Day, since signing for the promotion last year.
UFC Philadelphia goes down on March 30th, at the Wells Fargo Arena. Edson Barboza Jr vs. Justin Gaethje headlines the card.
These are the fights confirmed for UFC Philadelphia, so far:
Edson Barboza Jr vs. Justin Gaethje
David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson
Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
Desmond Green vs. Ross Pearson
Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Kevin Aguilar vs. Enrique Barzola
Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo
Ray Borg vs. Liu Pingyuan