Mike Perry has been given a new opponent for UFC 253, now being paired with Tim Means. First reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Means will be replacing Robbie Lawler, who withdrew due to injury.
The fight joins a card on November 21st, which is scheduled to happen from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Means steps into the fight after a win in his last appearance, defeating Laureano Staropoli via decision in August.
The report of the new matchup confirms the status of Perry on the card amid being accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife.
Perry last fought in June, snapping a two-fight skid with a decision victory over Mickey Gall.
The new matchup joins a card that includes both UFC Flyweight Champions in action. Here’s the lineup.
Bout 10: Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1) vs. Alex Perez (24-5) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 9: Valentina Shevchenko (19-3) vs. Jennifer Maia (18-6-1) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 8: Antonina Shevchenko (8-2) vs. Ariane Lipski (13-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Mauricio Rua (27-11-1) vs. Paul Craig (13-4-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Alan Jouban (16-7) vs. Jared Gooden (17-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Brandon Moreno (17-5-1) vs. Brandon Rovyal (12-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Kyle Daukaus (9-1) vs. Dustin Stoltzfus (13-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Nicolas Dalby (18-4-1) vs. Orion Cosce (7-0) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Joaquin Buckley (11-3) vs. Jordan Wright (11-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Mike Perry (14-6) vs. Tim Means (30-12-1) (Welterweight)