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UFC announces seven bouts for Sacramento fights, including a pair of local fighters

Darren Elkins, left, is scheduled to fight in the UFC event July 13 at Golden 1 Center. Elkins lives in Carmichael.
Darren Elkins, left, is scheduled to fight in the UFC event July 13 at Golden 1 Center. Elkins lives in Carmichael. AP

The fight card is coming together for Sacramento’s first UFC show in 2 1/2 years. The company said in a statement Tuesday it has seven bouts lined up for the July 13 card at Golden 1 Center, though a main event still needs to be set. UFC cards typically include at least 12 matches, the company said. Tickets go on sale May 31.

According to UFC, Karl Roberson will face John Phillips in a middleweight bout. Bantamweights Benito Lopez and Martin Day will square off. Women bantamweights Sarah McMann and Nicco Montano will fight. Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose have a lightweight match and Marvin Vettori will face Cezar Ferreira in a middleweight fight.

Key local bouts include 14th-ranked featherweight Darren Elkins, who will face Ryan Hall. Elkins lives in Carmichael. And 11th-ranked women’s strawweight Cynthia Calvillo will fight Livinha Souza. Calvillo lives in Sacramento and will be competing on her birthday.

The program will be available through ESPN+ and takes place a week after UFC 239, an international fight night in Las Vegas.

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