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Erik Perez meets Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 98

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has announced a bantamweight clash between Erik Perez and Felipe Arantes for its Fight Night card at Mexico City’s Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Nov. 5.

Perez (16-6) enters the bout coming off back-to-back decision wins over Francisco Rivera and Taylor Lapilus. The Mexican talent, who holds a 6-2 UFC record, will fight twice in a calendar year for the first time since 2013.

Arantes (18-7-1, 2 NC) looks to stay unbeaten as a bantamweight following submission victories against Jerrod Sanders and Yves Jabouin. As a featherweight, "Sertanejo" went 3-3-1 inside the Octagon.

UFC Fight Night 98 is scheduled for Nov. 6 in Mexico City, Mexico, and features former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos versus Tony Ferguson in the main event. The fight card also includes Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov, Alexa Grasso vs. Heather Clark, Diego Sanchez vs. Marcin Held and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jorge Masvidal.

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