Alejandro Perez and Johnny Eduardo To Make Respective Returns In October 2nd UFC Pairing

Both coming back after extensive multi-year layoffs from the cage, Alejandro Perez and Johnny Eduardo will compete at UFC’s October 2nd card, per Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.

The location for the bantamweight bout is not known currently.

Eduardo has been out of the UFC cage for over three years, with his last fight dating back to June of 2018 when he was stopped by Nathaniel Wood.

Eduardo was set to make his return earlier this year against Anthony Birchak, although that fight was scrapped after he withdrew from the card.

The 41-year-old has fought in the UFC since 2011 and has a promotional record of three wins and four losses.

Perez has had a shorter layoff, with his last fight being roughly two years ago. He returns to the cage with the goal of snapping a two-fight skid that developed in 2019.

Perez had a pretty strong run in the UFC before his pair of losses, having gone undefeated in his seven previous fights (six wins and one draw).

Light heavyweight fighters Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker are currently expected to headline UFC’s October 2nd show. Here is how the card looks currently.

Bout 9: Thiago Santos (21-9) vs. Johnny Walker (18-5) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 8: Joe Solecki (11-2) vs. Jared Gordon (17-4) (Lightweight)

Bout 7: Karol Rosa (14-3) vs. Bethe Correia (11-5-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 6: Diego Ferreira (17-4) vs. Grant Dawson (17-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 5: Sean Soriano (14-7) vs. Fernando Padilla (14-4) (Featherweight)

Bout 4: Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2) (Middleweight)

Bout 3: Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. Jamahal Hill (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 2: Jamie Mullarkey (13-4) vs. Devonte Smith (11-2) (Lightweight)

Bout 1: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (7-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 1: Alejandro Perez (21-8-1) vs. Johnny Eduasrdo (28-12) (Bantamweight)

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