Erik Perez continues to be in the hunt for his first Bellator victory.

Mexico’s Perez (19-7 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) will combat Josh Hill in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 244 on Aug. 21 at Mohegan Solar On line casino in Uncasville, Conn. – pending bout finalization.

On Wednesday, MMA Junkie confirmed the focused reserving with sources with data of the scenario on Wednesday, after Perez introduced the bout on his Instagram web page Tuesday.

In his promotional debut in December, Perez was knocked out by Dana White’s Contender Collection alumnus Toby Misech. Perez, a former UFC and Strikeforce veteran, is 5-1 in his previous six bouts. He trains out of Alliance MMA in San Diego, which additionally serves as the house fitness center of former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and perennial contender Jeremy Stephens.

A former WSOF title challenger, Hill (19-Three MMA, 1-Zero BMMA) is coming off a profitable Bellator debut after outpointing Vinicius Zani in February. The 33-year-old Canadian fighter is at present on a three-fight profitable streak.

Bellator 244 takes place on the Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Conn. The cardboard marks Bellator’s third occasion again since suspending operations because of the on-going world pandemic. The occasion is predicted to simulcast on Paramount Community and DAZN after prelims on MMA Junkie.

With the addition, the Bellator 244 lineup contains:

  • Ryan Bader vs. Vadim Nemkov
  • Josh Hill vs. Erik Perez