The bantamweight division is aching for someone to break through into title contention, and a UFC 159 fight might just provide that potential challenger. Newark will play host a battle of unbeaten 135-pound fighters when Mexican prodigy Erik Perez faces off with grinder Johnny Bedford. Bedford confirmed the fight himself via twitter:
Perez (13-4) has made quite an impression in the UFC thus far, going 3-0 with three first-round finishes and setting a record for the quickest finish in bantamweight history when he knocked out Ken Stone in seventeen seconds at UFC 150. Bedford (19-9) has been no slouch himself though, picking up two wins and two finishes in his UFC career.