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MMA: Perez added to UFC card

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Mexican bantamweight Erik “Goyito” Perez, who trains in Albuquerque at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA, has been added to the UFC’s June 7 “Fight Night” card at Tingley Coliseum.
Perez (14-5) is matched against Seattle’s Bryan Caraway (18-6).
Seven fights have been announced for the card, UFC’s first in New Mexico. Four of the seven, including the main event, involve fighters with Albuquerque connections.
Dagestan’s Rustam Khabilov, (17-1), who trains at Jackson-Winkeljohn, is scheduled to face veteran lightweight Benson Henderson (20-3) in the main event.
Moriarty flyweight John Dodson (15-6) will face John Moraga (14-2) in a rematch of an earlier fight won by the New Mexico fighter.
Albuquerque lightweight Diego Sanchez (24-7) is matched against Ross Pearson (15-6).

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