The UFC is beginning to construct playing cards for August, and the primary bout is within the works for the primary day of the month, as Markus Perez and Eric Spicely agree to fulfill in a middleweight conflict, a number of sources informed MMA Combating.

It’s nonetheless unclear the place the occasion will happen or if it should air on pay-per-view, ESPN or ESPN+.

Perez (12-3) received the LFA middleweight title with a first-round victory over Ian Heinisch earlier than signing with the UFC in 2017, however has bounced between wins and losses since then.

“Maluko” is 2-Three within the octagon with each of his wins coming by means of submission. In his newest look, the American High Group product misplaced a call to Wellington Turman in Brazil.

Spicely (12-5) was scheduled to face Roman Kopylov in March, however the occasion bought cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Zebrinha” scored huge wins in his first UFC run, submitting Thiago Santos and Alessio Di Chirico, however was let go after three straight losses.

The Tristar Fitness center expertise made his manner again to the corporate with two consecutive first-round finishes at CES within the first quarter of 2019, however misplaced a call to Deron Winn in June 2019.