A bantamweight bout pitting upstart Mexican prospect Erik Perez (13-4) against TUF 14 alum Johnny Bedford (19-9-1) has been targeted for UFC 159. Bedford announced the match-up via Twitter on Wednesday.
In a division known for high decision rates, both Perez and Bedford have proven to be capable finishers. The pair carry a combined 5-0 record inside the UFC, with all five bouts ending before the final horn.
Perez, a 23-year-old Jackson's MMA product renowned for his luchador mask, has strung together three straight first-round finishes, submitting John Albert in his UFC debut, before knocking out Ken Stone and Byron Bloodworth in succession, the latter of which required just 17 seconds.