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A fun featherweight affair has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s event at the end of September.
First reported by MMA Fighting on Thursday night, both Mirsad Bektic (13-3) and Luiz Eduardo Garagorri (13-1) have since confirmed on social media that they will be squaring off against one another. They will be competing at featherweight at a UFC Fight Night card on Sept. 26, which will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Tristar Gym standout Bektic is looking to halt the first losing streak of his career. In February, Bektic dropped a narrow split decision to Dan Ige, while in July 2019, Josh Emmett knocked him out in the opening frame. Since joining the UFC roster in 2014, Bektic has notched wins over Ricardo Lamas, Chas Skelly and Godofredo Castro. Until he met Darren Elkins in 2017, Bektic had never tasted defeat in his career, sporting a record of 11-0 with eight stoppage wins to his credit.
Uruguay’s Garagorri is likewise trying to break out of a slump, suffering his first career loss in November when Ricardo Ramos tapped him in the first round. The defeat truncated a 13-fight win streak since his pro debut in 2015, which saw him dispatch 10 of 13 foes inside the distance. The CT Fronteira Fight competitor made his successful promotional debut in his home country at UFC Fight Night 156, giving the crowd much to cheer for when he captured a one-sided decision on the main card over Humberto Bandenay.
The UFC Fight Night card on Sept. 26 going down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas currently does not have a headliner. Featured highly on the event is a significant strawweight pairing between Claudia Gadelha and Xiaonan Yan. Additionally, Kai Kara-France and Brandon Royval will lock horns at the flyweight division.