UFC on ESPN 2 in Philadelphia gets 12th fight with Mark De La Rosa vs. Alex Perez

With less than three weeks until the event, the lineup for UFC on ESPN 2 is still taking shape with the addition of a new fight.

A bantamweight matchup between Mark De La Rosa (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Alex Perez (21-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will take place on the card later this month, according to a report from PhillyVoice.com.

UFC on ESPN 2 takes place March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The card airs on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+.

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De La Rosa, 24, who is the husband of UFC women’s flyweight contender Montana De La Rosa, will attempt to string together a third consecutive octagon win after losing his short-notice debut with the company in December 2017. “Bumblebee” is coming off a split-decision win over Joby Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 139 in November.

He meets Perez, 26, who will be looking to rebound from his first octagon defeat. After putting together three straight wins to begin his UFC tenure, he fell short in his biggest fight to date when he suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Joseph Benavidez at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in November.

With the addition, the latest UFC on ESPN 2 lineup includes:

  • Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
  • David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Desmond Green vs. Ross Pearson
  • Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo
  • Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson
  • Kevin Aguilar vs. Enrique Barzola
  • Ray Borg vs. Liu Pingyuan
  • Mark De La Rosa vs. Alex Perez

For more on UFC on ESPN 2, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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