UFC targets Alejandro Perez vs. Johnny Eduardo for Oct. 2 occasion
A bantamweight matchup is within the works for UFC Struggle Evening on Oct. 2.
Alejandro Perez (21-8-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) is ready to tackle Johnny Eduardo (28-12 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at an occasion that doesn’t but have a recognized venue or location.
Two folks with information of the matchup knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving Saturday however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Perez will look to snap his first-career shedding skid. After going unbeaten in seven consecutive fights, “The Final Fighter: Latin America” winner dropped back-to-back bouts to Cody Stamann and, most not too long ago, Track Yadong in July 2019. Perez was scheduled to face Thomas Almeida at UFC Struggle Evening 179 in October 2020, however he was compelled out after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
Brazil’s Eduardo hasn’t competed since getting submitted by Nathaniel Wooden in June 2018. The 42-year-old was scheduled to return in opposition to Anthony Birchak at UFC on ESPN 21 in March, however he withdrew resulting from visa points. His final win within the octagon got here in November 2016 when he scored a second-round TKO of Manny Gamburyan.
With the addition, the UFC Struggle Evening lineup for Oct. 2 consists of: