Alan Jouban vs. Nordine Taleb among six newly announced additions to UFC Fight Night 90 card in Las Vegas

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC has officially added a bunch of new fights to the UFC Fight Night 90 card, set for Las Vegas on July 7 to kick off International Fight Week on UFC Fight Pass.

New to the card, headlined by the Lightweight Championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez, are the following bouts: Alan Jouban vs. Nordine Taleb, Mike Pyle vs. Alberto Mina, Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque, Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski, and Reginaldo Vieira vs. Marco Beltran.

Both Jouban and Taleb come into the event off of stoppage wins in March, with Jouban taking out Brendan O’Reilly in the first round and Taleb knocking out Erick Silva in the second. Pyle and Mina both secured wins in their most recent fights as well, with Pyle taking out Sean Spencer in February, while Mina edged past Yoshihiro Akiyama in November.

Herrera made a successful UFC debut last November, knocking out Vernon Ramos at UFC Fight Night 78. He’ll take on Blackzilians member Luque, who submitted Hayder Hassan in December after a loss to Michael Graves in his debut.

Brazil’s Burns hopes to bounce back from a loss to Rashid Magomedov in November, the first of his career. It snapped the 11 fight winning streak he’d put together to start his career. He takes on Sajewski, who had an even longer unbeaten run in his debut last June when he dropped a decision to Nick Hein.

Vieira won his UFC debut in November, taking a decision over Dileno Lopes in Australia, while Beltran has scored consecutive UFC wins over Marlon Vera and Guangyou Ning.

In addition to all those newly scheduled fights, a lightweight bout between John Makdessi and Mehdi Baghdad – originally scheduled for UFC 199 next month – has been shifted to this event.

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