Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic Added to UFC 224 Lineup in Rio de Janeiro

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 25, 2018
The UFC 224 lineup appears to be nearly complete, as the promotion recently confirmed the addition of a middleweight contest pitting Markus Perez against James Bochnovic to the card.

UFC 224 takes place on May 12 at Juenesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title clash between Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

A native of Sao Paulo, Perez suffered his first defeat in 10 professional outing in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 123, where he dropped a unanimous verdict against Eryk Anders. The 27-year-old’s resume includes notable triumphs on the regional circuit against Ildemar Alcantara and Paulo Thiago.

Bochnovic, meanwhile, saw an eight-bout winning streak come to an end at UFC 213, as he suffered a first-round knockout loss to Trevin Giles. The Rothwell MMA product has finished all but one of his eight career triumphs by way of submission.

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