Rising bantamweight prospect Erik Perez has been forced off this Saturday’s UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen card due to a Staph infection. He was scheduled to face Johnny Bedford in the FX main event prelim bout.
Say a prayer for @goyito_perez been in the hospital since Saturday night with severe leg staph infection. Hopping he turns the corner today!
— Jackson’s MMA (@JacksonsMMA) April 22, 2013
Bedford confirmed earlier in the day that Bryan Caraway will step in on short notice and face him. Perez has won all three of his UFC bouts and recently signed a six-fight extension.