Sources confirmed the booking to MMA Fighting following a report by ESPN.
Perry (13-5) gets a relative quick turnaround considering the damage he suffered in his last bout, a decision loss to Vicente Luque in Montevideo, fracturing his nose in the three-round war. “Platinum” fought twice already in the Octagon this year, defeating Alex Oliveira via decision in April.
Neal (12-2) is riding a six-fight winning streak that dates back to his pre-UFC days. “Handz of Steel” is undefeated in five Octagon bouts, including a Contender Series win. Neal is 2-0 in 2019 with wins over Niko Price and Belal Muhammad.
UFC 245 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and feature a trio of championship fights. Check the updated line-up below.
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes
Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan
Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Moreno
Oskar Piechota vs. Punahele Soriano
Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry