Jun 15 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Flyweight
24-8-0
KO 2
KO 2
15-0-0

The tape

32
Age
24
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDSUBSUBKOSUB
Form
KOUDSUBSUBUD
24
Wins
15
5
By KO
4
21
KO%
27
7
By SUB
7
29
SUB%
47
8
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
5
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
N/A
32
Bouts
15
63
Rounds
25
4 hours, 24 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 39 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

5
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
12

Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira report

Who won Perez vs Taira?

Tatsuro Taira beat Alex Perez by knockout in the 2nd round during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 15th June 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Perez vs Taira stats

Alex Perez stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Tatsuro Taira made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 15 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

This was Alex Perez's 12th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2017. Tatsuro Taira marked his 6th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2022.

Alex Perez's UFC record stood at 7-5-0, while Tatsuro Taira's came in at 6-0-0.

The stats suggested Taira had a slight advantage in power over Perez, with a 27% knock out percentage over Perez's 21%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Taira had an advantage over Perez, with a 47% submission rate over Perez's 29%.

Alex Perez was the older man by 8 years, at 32 years old.

Taira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Perez.

Perez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 13 years and 2 months later than Taira, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 67 to Taira's 27.

Perez vs Taira form

Perez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Matheus Nicolau at UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez on 27th April 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Muhammad Mokaev at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev on 2nd March 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had been defeated by Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Jordan Espinosa at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by submission in the 1st round at PNC Arena, Raleigh.

Taira remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Carlos Hernandez at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez on 9th December 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Edgar Chairez at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jesus Santos Aguilar at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten C.J. Vergara at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Carlos Candelario at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tatsuro Taira had been fighting more than Alex Perez.

Going to this contest, Alex Perez had last fought 2 months and 12 days ago, while Tatsuro Taira's last outing had been 7 months ago.

Perez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Taira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What time did Perez vs Taira start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 4:40 AM UTC , which was 12:40 AM EST or 9:40 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:40 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Perez vs Taira?

Alex Perez was a 187/100 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Tatsuro Taira made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.

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