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Robert Peralta Debuts Against Mike Lullo at UFC Fight Night 25

Mike LulloThe UFC has signed one-time Strikeforce fighter Robert Peralta to replace injured featherweight Mackens Semerzier and make his Octagon debut on short-notice against Mike Lullo on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou on September 17 in New Orleans, according to Peralta’s manager.

Peralta (14-3) earned a split decision over Hiroyuki Takaya in his Strikeforce debut in April for his seventh-straight win, while Lullo (8-3) had his eight fight win streak snapped by Edson Barboza in his first UFC fight last November.

UFC Fight Night 25 is headlined by welterweight contenders Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger and also features Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang, Erik Koch vs. Jonathan Brookins, and Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald.

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