UFC Signs Robert Peralta to Face Mike Lullo at UFC Fight Night 25

Robert Peralta in action - Photo by Dave Mandel for Sherdog

With Mackens Semerzier injured, the UFC has scrambled to find a replacement opponent for Mike Lullo at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans in just a few weeks, and now they have one. Strikeforce and Gladiator Challenge veteran, Robert Peralta, has signed with the UFC and agreed to face Lullo in a featherweight bout on the preliminary portion of the September 17th card. Peralta's manager, Jeff Clark, broke the news on Twitter:

Congrats to Robby Peralta he will be making his UFC debut sept 17th vs Mike Lullo

Peralta, a native of Honduras who currently resides in San Diego, is on a seven-fight winning streak, and is coming off the biggest win of his career at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley in April: a decision win over DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya.

Robert Peralta (14-3)
Win Hiroyuki Takaya (split decision) - Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
Win Chris Kirtley (submission - triangle choke) - Gladiator Challenge Legends Collide 2
Win Randy Connelly (TKO - punches) - Gladiator Challenge Season's Beatings 2
Mike Lullo (8-3)
Loss Edson Barboza (TKO - leg kicks) - UFC 123
Win Tyler Combs (submission - armbar) - Chicago Cagefighting Championship
Win Jeremy Castro (submission - gogoplata) - Chicago Cagefighting Championship

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