UFC bantamweight prospect Erik Perez has signed a new six-fight deal with the promotion, his management team announced. Perez will face Johnny Bedford at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen next month.
Perez (13-4) has scored three victories since joining the UFC, including first round finishes of Byron Bloodworth, Ken Stone and John Albert.
“I’m very proud to fight in the UFC,” Perez stated. “My goal is to become a champion, and I will work extremely hard in the gym and inside the Octagon to reach it.”
Perez is managed by VFD Marketing. The Mexican fighter is 8-1 in his last nine bouts overall.