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Mar 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Josh Emmett (red gloves) celebrates his win over Michael Johnson (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Wells Fargo Arena. Emmett won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Sacramento’s Josh Emmett feels hometown win over Mirsad Bektic leads to ‘top-3 opponent’

Josh Emmett checks in with MyMMANews.com to discuss his upcoming fight against Mirsad Bektic at UFC on ESPN+ 13. The event will take place July 13 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California and will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd.

Emmett discusses his return to the Octagon at UFC Philadelphia — a third-round knockout victory over Michael Johnson — how fans and media were questioning his ability to bounce back following his loss to Jeremy Stephens over a year prior, the matchup with Bektic being the third time the UFC has tried to put the fight together, how both he and Bektic are underrated in the division when it comes to the rankings, being undefeated fighting in his hometown of Sacramento, sharing the event with many of his teammates, including Urijah Faber in his comeback fight, what a win over Bektic will do for his positioning in the featherweight division and much more.

Check out the full interview with Josh Emmett in the video above. Stay connected with MyMMANews.com for the latest on UFC Sacramento.

Full UFC on ESPN+ 13 fight card:

Main card, 8 p.m. EST, ESPN+

  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd
  • Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon
  • Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad Bektic
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
  • Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman
  • Marvin Vettori vs. Cezar Ferreira

Preliminary card, 5 p.m. EST, ESPN+

  • Gian Villante vs. Mike Rodriguez
  • Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes
  • Julianna Pena vs. Nicco Montano
  • Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall
  • Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez
  • Livia Renata Souza vs. Brianna Van Buren
  • Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales