Fight Added To UFC 224 Card
With just under a week until UFC’s return to Brazil, another fight has been set for UFC 224 in Rio.
Per a report from MMA Junkie, a middleweight fight between Markus Perez and James Bochnovic has been added to the event’s preliminary card.
While the fight is not officially set for the event scheduled for May 12th at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio, MMA Junkie is reporting the fight will be a part of the early prelim card set for UFC FIGHT Pass.
Perez, coming off a loss in his UFC debut to Eryk Anders, is looking to showcase what he had shown during nine fight win streak in Legacy Fighting Alliance,.
Bochnovic is in a similar situation as Perez, as he also took a loss in his UFC debut last year and had a nine fight win streak before his debut in the Octagon.
The latest UFC 224 card now includes:
UFC women’s bantamweight title: Amanda Nunes (C) vs. Raquel Pennington
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ronaldo Souza
Amanda Cooper vs. Mackenzie Dern
Brian Kelleher vs. John Lineker
Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Junior Albini vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Nick Hein vs. Davi Ramos
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
Sultan Aliev vs. Warlley Alves
Jack Hermansson vs. Thales Leites
Ramazan Emeev vs. Alberto Mina
James Bochnovic vs. Markus Perez
Original Report: MMA Junkie