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Takeya Mizugaki and Erik Perez to Meet at UFC on Fox Sports 1 2

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 06: Takeya Mizugaki attends the UFC press conference at Shinjuku Wald 9 on September 6, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The UFC will hold the Japan Tournament on February 26, 2012.  (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)
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Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2013

The UFC's new Fox Sports 1 series continues to fill out with new fight announcements, the latest of which is a bantamweight match between Takeya Mizugaki and Erik Perez.

The bout, first reported by MMA Weekly, has been added to UFC on Fox Sports 1 2, which will be the second installment of the series. The event is set for August 28 and will be headlined by Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann.

Mizugaki will enter the contest having strung together victories for the first time during his UFC tenure. The Japanese striker is 4-2 with the promotion, most recently defeating Bryan Caraway via split-decision.

His opponent, Perez, is unbeaten inside the Octagon, having put together a spotless 3-0 record to date. Even more impressive than the results Perez has posted is the manner in which he has posted them—all dominant, all finishes and all ending in Round 1.

Perez's UFC on Fox Sports 1 2 battle will mark the stiffest test of his career, however, so his streak of quick finish—and victories—is very much in jeopardy.

Regardless of the outcome the match eventually produces, the fans will undoubtedly count themselves winners. Both Perez and Mizugaki are reputed for their aggression and willingness to mix it up early and often, and it's difficult to recall spying either take part in anything that so much as resembles a dull affair.

Mizugaki vs. Perez joins Hatsu Hioki vs. Darren Elkins as the latest additions to the UFC on Fox Sports 1 2 card, which will also feature stars like Donald Cerrone, Kelvin Gastelum, Sara McMann and Court McGee.

It is shaping up to be a very solid night of fights indeed.

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