The UFC offered a fight in the bantamweight between the Mexican Alejandro “Turbo” Pérez and the Mexican-Salvadoran Jonathan “Dragon” Martínez (14-4) for next February 26 and both accepted it, indicated sources close to the negotiation. ESPN Digital.
The fight, which would be scheduled for a Fight Night card that does not yet have a defined venue, may be a trade match at 135 pounds with two fighters with a preference for standing combat, but with resources at the canvas level.
Pérez (22-8), originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, has been training with AKA team in San Jose, California, since 2014, when he won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, and is looking for his ninth victory in the UFC.
The Mexican comes from submitting the Brazilian Jhonny Eduardo in a performance that earned him a bonus and with which he broke a two-game losing streak against Cody Stamann and Song Yadong.
For his part, Martínez (14-4), born in Los Angeles, California, is also coming off an important decision victory against Georgian Zviad Lazishvili on October 23, which took him out of a bad streak in which he lost with the Englishman Davey Grant and then he was withdrawn from the fight against the Argentine Marcelo Rojo due to complications in the weight cut.
On November 27, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was able to confirm that the main event of that card will be between lightweight contenders Beniel Dariush and Islam Makachev, where both seek to get closer to the title fight currently held by Brazilian Charles Oliveira. .