Caraway vs Neace TUF14_1111Bryan Caraway has stepped in to replace the injured Erik Perez against Johnny Bedford at this weekend’s UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

UFC officials announced the changes on Monday.

Perez (13-4) is undefeated in the UFC, winning all three of his fights in the first round, but a leg infection has forced him off the UFC 159 fight card.

Johnny Bedford (19-9-1) is also undefeated in the UFC, winning his two fights in the promotion by way of knockout.

Caraway (17-6) accepted the fight on short notice.  He is coming off a split decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki on March 3.  With just five days to prepare for Bedford, Caraway hopes to rebound from the loss to Mizugaki with a win on Saturday.

UFC 159 takes place April 27 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen.  The Caraway vs. Bedford bout headlines the preliminary portion of the card that airs live on FX.

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