Johnny Bedford vs Erik Perez Targeted for UFC 159

Johnny Bedford


Johnny Bedford

  • 19-9-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Daniel Pineda, Marcos Vinicius, Louis Gaudinot

Erik Perez


Erik Perez

  • 13-4 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Byron Bloodworth, John Albert, Ken Stone


UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center


Johnny Bedford earned his second knockout victory in as many fights in the UFC, with a second round stoppage of Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius at the TUF 16 Finale. In his debut, Bedford dominated Louis Gaudinot for nearly 12-minutes, until earning the mercy TKO victory in the final frame.

Erik Perez has made a name for himself quickly in the UFC, earning three straight first round stoppage victories to begin his career in the promotion. He debuted in June of last year, submitting John Albert in the opening round with an armbar. Perez has since earned back-to-back knockout victories over Ken Stone and Byron Bloodworth.


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