Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Erik Perez has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Combate Americas.
The promotion officially announced the signing on Wednesday. Perez is expected to make his Combate Americas debut in January. “El Goyito” has previously worked for the organization as a color commentator, and he will continue in that role moving forward, including the upcoming “Copa Combate” one-night bantamweight tournament.
“We are thrilled to welcome ‘Goyito’ Pérez, the top Mexican fighter in the sport of MMA, and look forward to having him compete in La Jaula [the Combate Americas cage],” Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren said in a release.
Perez ended his UFC tenure with a 7-2 mark and chose to sign with Combate Americas after completing his most recent contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion, according to a report from MMAFighting.com. The 27-year-old Monterrey, Mexico, native hasn’t competed since November 2016, when he earned a split decision over Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 98.