News: Johnny Bedford vs. Erik Perez Expected For UFC 159 In April Karim Zidan March 6, 2013 News Yet another match-up has been revealed today, this time for the near-full UFC 159 fight card. Bantamweight Erik Perez and Johnny Bedford are expected to meet on the preliminary portion of the card. Bedford took to twitter to announce the fight on Wednesday afternoon. Perez is 3-0 in the UFC with finishes over TUF veteran John Albert, Ken Stone and Bryan Bloodworth. The Team Jackson product will be looking to make it 4-0 when he faces TUF veteran Johnny Bedford on April 27th. With the UFC’s debut in Mexico on the horizon, the organization could benefit from a local Mexican fighter like Perez on their roster. Bedford is 2-0 in the UFC with impressive wins over Louis Gaudinot and Marcos Vinicius, finishing both via KO. The Ohio native will be looking to extend that to 3-0 and derail the hype train of Perez. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.