Nov 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Erik Perez participates in the official weigh-in of UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Perez vs Bryan Caraway targeted for UFC Fight Night 43

The UFC is set to visit Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time on June 7th with a UFC Fight Night event. In the main event, former UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson, will take on the dangerous Dagestani, Rustam Khabilov.

The UFC has been filling up the event with exciting matchups left and right. Today, reports have surfaced that Erik ‘El Goyito’ Perez and Bryan Caraway have verbally agreed to face one another:

Both Caraway and Perez bounced back from tough split decision losses to Takeya Mizugaki to win their next bouts. Caraway, in his last outing at UFC 159, defeated his former TUF castmate Johnny Bedford by guillotine late in the third and final round. Perez is coming off an impressive decision victory over Edwin Figueroa.

The winner of this bout will move up in the Bantamweight rankings, and can begin their climb into title contention.

With the addition of this bout, UFC Fight Night 43 now has eight bouts:

Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov
Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez
Lance Benoist vs. Bobby Voelker
John Dodson vs. John Moraga
Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis
Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallman
Francimar Barroso vs. Patrick Cummins
Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez

Tags: Benson Henderson Bryan Caraway Diego Sanchez Erik Perez John Dodson John Moraga MMA Patrick Cummins Ross Pearson Rustam Khabilov UFC UFC Fight Night UFC Fight Night 43

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