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Erik Perez Off UFC 159 Due To Staph Infection

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.

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.