Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett in the works for the UFC's June 20 event


A battle between surging featherweights is in the works for the UFC’s June 20 card when Shane Burgos (13-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) faces Josh Emmett (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC).


MMA Junkie confirmed the targeted matchup following an initial report from ESPN. The event does not have a location or venue at this time.


Burgos recently signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and since suffering his first career loss to Calvin Kattar in 2018, has rebounded with three straight wins over Kurt Holobaugh, Cub Swanson and Makwan Amirkhani.


Since dropping down to 145 pounds, Emmett has won four of five bouts and is coming off back-to-back finishes over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic. He was briefly linked to a bout with Edson Barboza on May 2, which he later confirmed was never officially offered to him.


With the addition, the current June 20 lineup includes:

  • Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau

  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy

  • Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad

  • Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett

Originally appeared on https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/05/shane-burgos-vs-josh-emmett-featherweight-ufc-june-20