Graves-Velickovic & Perez-Rivera added to UFC 201

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A pair of new additions to UFC 201 have been announced with Michael Graves (6-0) meeting Borjan Velickovic (14-3) at Welterweight and Erik Perez (15-6) facing Francisco Rivera (11-6) at Bantamweight.

Graves is a TUF 21 vet and member of American Top Team who’s coming off a UFC on Fox 19, 2nd round rear naked choke of Randy Brown. Velickovic is a former RFA champion, who’s on a 5 fight win streak,and is coming off a UFC Fight Night 86 unanimous decision win over Alessio Di Chirico.

Perez has won 3 of 5 and is coming off a UFC Fight Night 78, unanimous decision win over Taylor Lapilus. Rivera will coming in looking to rebound from consecutive losses to John Lineker (sub) and Brad Pickett (sd).

UFC 201 will be July 30 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia; and is headlined by Tyron Woodley challenging Robbie Lawler for the UFC Welterweight World title.

Champ Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs Wilson Reis
Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins
Siyar Bahadurzada vs Claudio Silva
Erik Perez vs Francisco Rivera
Michael Graves vs Borjan Velickovic
Damien Brown vs Ceasar Arzamendia
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