UFC targets Alejandro Perez vs. Johnny Eduardo for Oct. 2 event

A bantamweight match remains in the works for UFC Battle Night on Oct. 2.

Alejandro Perez (21-8-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-3-1 UFC) is set to handle Johnny Eduardo (28-12 Mixed Martial Arts, 3-4 UFC) at an occasion that doesn’t yet have a recognized place or place.

2 individuals with understanding of the match notified Mixed Martial Arts Addict of the reserving Saturday however asked to stay confidential as the promo has yet to make a main statement.

Perez will seek to snap his first-career losing skid. After going unbeaten in 7 successive battles, “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” winner dropped back-to-back bouts to Cody Stamann and, most just recently, Tune Yadong in July 2019. Perez was arranged to deal with Thomas Almeida at UFC Battle Night 179 in October 2020, however he was displaced after checking favorable for COVID-19.

Brazil’s Eduardo hasn’t completed because getting sent by Nathaniel Wood in June 2018. The 42-year-old was arranged to return versus Anthony Birchak at UFC on ESPN 21 in March, however he withdrew due to visa problems. His last win in the octagon was available in November 2016 when he scored a second-round TKO of Manny Gamburyan.

With the addition, the UFC Battle Night lineup for Oct. 2 consists of:

  • Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker

  • Grant Dawson vs. Diego Ferreira

  • Jared Gordon vs. Joe Solecki

  • Bethe Correia vs. Karol Rosa

  • Fernando Padilla vs. Sean Soriano

  • Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Gaetano Pirrello

  • Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland

  • Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill

  • Jamie Mullarkey vs. Devonte Smith

  • Macy Chiasson vs. Aspen Ladd

  • Johnny Eduardo vs. Alejandro Perez

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.