Bryan Caraway Replaces Injured Erik Perez Against Johnny Bedford at UFC 159

April 22, 2013
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Caraway vs Neace TUF14_1111Bryan Caraway has stepped in to replace the injured Erik Perez against Johnny Bedford at this weekend’s UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

UFC officials announced the changes on Monday.

Perez (13-4) is undefeated in the UFC, winning all three of his fights in the first round, but a leg infection has forced him off the UFC 159 fight card.

Johnny Bedford (19-9-1) is also undefeated in the UFC, winning his two fights in the promotion by way of knockout.

Caraway (17-6) accepted the fight on short notice.  He is coming off a split decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki on March 3.  With just five days to prepare for Bedford, Caraway hopes to rebound from the loss to Mizugaki with a win on Saturday.

UFC 159 takes place April 27 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen.  The Caraway vs. Bedford bout headlines the preliminary portion of the card that airs live on FX.

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  • Advance*

    Hopefully for his sake they don’t cut him if he loses

  • Jon Mendelsohn

    If Bryan wins, he should pull a Benson Henderson, and propose to Cup Cake.

    • Guest

      And if he loses, he shold still propose to Cup Cake, and the 2 of them can jointly retire and start a family.

    • Jon Mendelsohn

      And if he loses, he should still propose to Cup Cake, as the 2 of them joinly retire, and start a family. Two great people. They each went further than most.

      • JOE SHINE

        went where they are both losers??

  • JOE SHINE

    Bryan Mr. Big Nose Tate Caroway=wimp

  • JOE SHINE

    How do you get past that huge Nose on Big Nose’s face?

  • JOE SHINE

    Fallon Fox is prettier than Meisa Big Nose tate