UFC officials have announced two more bouts for the UFC 155 event that’s set for December 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik Koch will meet Ricardo Lamas in a featherweight battle, with the winner likely getting a title shot at some point in 2013.
Also, Erik Perez will lock horns with Byron Bloodworth in a bantamweight battle that will take place on the preliminary portion of the event.
Erik Koch (13-1) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins in September 2011. Koch was scheduled to face UFC featherweight champion Jose Also on two separate occasions, but the opportunity never came to fruition because of injuries to Aldo and himself.
Ricardo Lamas (12-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win over former top five featherweight Hatsu Hioki in June. Lamas has won three consecutive fights since losing his final WEC fight in December 2010.
Erik Perez (12-4) is coming off a KO win over Ken Stone at UFC 150 which was the fastest KO (17 seconds) in UFC/WEC bantamweight history. Perez has won seven consecutive fights dating back to March 2011 with only two of those fights going the distance.
Byron Bloodworth (6-2) hasn’t been seen in the octagon since losing his UFC debut against Mike Easton on in October 2011. Bloodworth was scheduled to face John Albert in June but was replaced by Perez, so now the two will square off and do battle with one another.
The UFC 155 event will be headlined by the UFC heavyweight title fight between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez and will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Stay tuned to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) for more UFC 155 news and coverage.