Officials with the promotion announced the bout at UFC.com on Monday, updating the UFC 155 card pitting Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas in a No. 1 contender match.
UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is expected to take place on December 29, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Perez is currently riding a seven fight win streak with two victories inside the Octagon. The Jackson’s MMA fighter earned the fastest KO in UFC/WEC bantamweight history last August after finishing Ken Stone in just seventeen seconds in Denver, Colorado. Perez debuted debuted at the TUF 15 Finale, by defeating John Albert via verbal submission. There was some controversy over the win as Albert did not appear to verbally submit or tap out.
Bloodworth debuted with the UFC over a year ago at UFC on Versus 6 versus Mike Easton. Bloodworth was finished by ‘The Hulk’ in the second via TKO. He was to fight at the TUF 15 Finale versus Albert but was replaced by Perez. Previous to the loss, Bloodworth had been on a three fight win streak with two victories under the Wild Bill’s Fight Night banner.