Mike Perry has his next fight lined up.
The UFC is targeting a welterweight fight between Perry (14-7 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Daniel Rodriguez for its April 10 event at a location and venue to be announced.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed that agreements are in place but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Fighter Path was first to report the matchup.
Perry, 29, has lost six of his most recent nine outings. He most recently competed against Tim Means at UFC 255 in November and lost a unanimous decision.
Following three straight wins to kick off his UFC tenure, Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) had a nine-fight winning streak snapped against Nicolas Dalby at UFC 255 in November.
In August 2020, Rodriguez called for a fight against Perry during an interview with MMA Junkie.
“I’ll fight anybody, but everybody wanna fight Mike Perry,” Rodriguez told MMA Junkie. “I wanna fight Mike Perry. I wanna sock that fool.”
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for April 10 includes:
Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori
Nina Ansaroff vs. Mackenzie Dern
Jarjis Danho vs. Yorgan De Castro
Ignacio Bahamondes vs. John Makdessi
Norma Dumont vs. Bea Malecki
Sam Alvey vs. Zak Cummings
Jordan Griffin vs. Luis Saldana
Arnold Allen vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Hunter Azure vs. Jack Shore
Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez