Erik Perez vs. Johnny Bedford targeted for UFC 159 - MMA Fighting

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.

UFC 159 takes place April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Jon Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title against fellow TUF 17 coach Chael Sonnen in the night's main event.