It didn’t take long to the UFC to find a new opponent for Alex Oliveira.

Welterweight striker Mike Perry will replace Jingliang Li and face “Cowboy” at UFC Fort Lauderdale in Sunrise, Florida, on April 27, several sources told MMA Fighting. ESPN earliest reported the news.

Perry (12-4) will be looking to rebound straight back from a first-round defeat to Donald Cerrone in November.

Oliveira (20-6-1, two no contests ) will even make an effort to rebound out of a entry loss, a second-round rear-naked choke defeat to Gunnar Nelson in December. “Cowboy” tapped Carlos Condit along with Carlo Pedersoli in his other UFC appearances in 2018.

UFC’so return to Florida will air live on ESPN and also contain a five-round rematch between middleweights Yoel Romero along with Ronaldo Souza in the main event. The card occurs at the BB&T Center.

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