Johnny Bedford sent out word via Twitter Monday that his scheduled opponent for this Saturday – Erik Perez – has been forced out.
Instead, Bedford will meet Bryan Caraway at UFC 159 from New Jersey. The original bout was set as the main event for the FX prelims.
Caraway (17-6) has gone 2-1 since joining the UFC from The Ultimate Fighter. Bedford (19-9-1) is unbeaten in two Octagon bouts.
— BrutalJohnnyBedford (@BrutalBedford) April 22, 2013