Jose Torres vs Alex Perez in the works for UFC 227 in Los Angeles

Jose Torres vs Alex Perez in the works for UFC 227 in Los Angeles

A flyweight bout is in the works for UFC 227 as Jose Torres vs Alex Perez is being targeted for the event in Los Angeles.

UFC 227 will be held on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

A UFC bantamweight title bout rematch between current two-time champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Cody Garbrandt will feature as the event headliner.

Torres, who twice won gold at the IMMAF world championships in 2014 and 2015, won two belts under the Titan FC banner, before signing for the UFC last time out. In his octagon debut, ‘Shorty’ earned an impressive second-round KO win over Jarred Brooks at UFC Fight Night 131.

After winning a spot in the UFC following a TKO win over Kevin Gray on  DW’s Contender Series, Perez has racked up two wins under the UFC banner. A submission win over Carls John de Tomas at  UFC Fight Night 123 was followed most recently by a unanimous decision win over Eric Shelton at  UFC on FOX 28.

With this news UFC 227 now looks like this:

TJ Dillashaw (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Polyana Viana vs. JJ Aldrich
Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano
TBD vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior
Pedro Munhoz vs. Brett Johns
Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon
Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana
Ricardo Ramos vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Khandare
Danielle Taylor vs. Zhang Weili
Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes
Jose Torres vs Alex Perez

 

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