A pair of bantamweights will meet at UFC 159 as Johnny Bedford will meet Erik Perez Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 27. Bedford announced the fight via his official twitter account.
Bedford (19-9-1) has lived up to his moniker of “Brutal” thus far in his UFC run, mashing up Louis Gaudinot at the TUF 14 finale en route to a third round TKO. The Texan then found himself on the shelf for a year due to injury, but returned to knockout Marcos Vinicius at the 16th season’s finale.
Perez (13-4) is also undefeated in the UFC, with every victory coming by first-round stoppage. “El Goyito” most recently notched a TKO win over Byron Bloodworth at UFC 155, capping off a three-fight win-streak that also saw Perez finish Ken Stone and John Albert.