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Erik Perez out, Johnny Bedford now meets Bryan Caraway at UFC 159

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An injury has knocked Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) out of Saturday's bantamweight bout against Johnny Bedford (19-9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 159, and Bryan Caraway (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will step in to take his place on short notice.

Bedford on Monday revealed the new matchup on his Twitter account, though the UFC has yet to make a formal announcement of the switch. The two fighters were teammates, though in separate weight classes, on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter.

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Post #1   4/22/13 1:10:09PM   

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Another late injury

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Damn, that was going to be a great fight. It just got a little more boring if Mr. Tate is able to carry out his game plan.

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Makes it a lot tougher to call now, I still like Bedford though.

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Massive props to Caraway for stepping up on less than a weeks notice.
Definitely tougher to call, might actually go with Caraway here seeing team Alpha Males success lately.

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So many 1 week before injuries in 2013... it's unreal

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its getting a little silly but at least it hasn't been any main events yet.
I'm glad they got a replacement fighter on such short notice. I wonder if they have always have fighters on stand by in case of injuries now?

ugh I was really looking forward to seeing Perez fight again. This bout is a lot tougher to pick

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Too bad, Perez and Bedford was gonna be a war.

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I still like Bedford in this fight.

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Props to Caraway for jumping in there, last thing the event needed was a scratched fight

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Posted by shaneTpain

its getting a little silly but at least it hasn't been any main events yet.



gustafsson/mousasi?

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Posted by shaneTpain

its getting a little silly but at least it hasn't been any main events yet.



gustafsson/mousasi?



how could i forget

Post #13   4/22/13 10:36:04PM