Top Chinese prospect Liu Pingyuan will look to keep his unbeaten UFC run alive when he meets Jonathan Martinez at UFC Sacramento next month.
Officials announced early Wednesday the Chinese bantamweight will get his third shot inside the Octagon against the 25-year-old Martinez (10-2), who fights out of Plainview, Texas.
Liu made his debut at UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg where he defeated Damian Stasiak, before securing a win over Martin Day at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing, extending his win streak to 10 fights.
UFC Sacramento takes place at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on 13 July.
One notable addition to the card is the return of Urijah Faber, who takes on Ricky Simon.
A number of Faber’s Team Alpha Male training partners will have a strong presence on this card, as longtime members Josh Emmett, Andre Fili and Darren Elkins, look to put on impressive performances in front of their hometown fans.
No. 8 ranked featherweight contender Emmett (14-2) looks to work his way back into the top-5 rankings by taking out No. 9 ranked Mirsad Bektic (13-1).
Fan favorite Fili (19-6) competes at home for the first time in over six years as he battles Brazilian standout Sheymon Moraes (11-3).
Announced bouts on the card include:
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Livinha Souza
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakker Klose
Sara McMann vs. Nicco Montano
Marvin Vettori vs. Cezar Ferreira
Gian Villante vs. Mike Rodriguez
Karl Roberson vs. John Phillips
Liu Pingyuan vs. Jonathan Martinez
Benito Lopez vs. Martin Day