Jun 15 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Flyweight
24-8-0

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15-0-0

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The tape

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

Full record

KO 2UD 3SUB 1SUB 1SUB 1
Form
KO 2UD 3SUB 1SUB 2UD 3
24
Wins
15
5
By KO
4
21
KO%
27
7
By Sub
7
29
SUB%
47
8
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Flyweight

5
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
12

Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira preview

When is Perez vs Taira?

Alex Perez is set to take on Tatsuro Taira in the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 15th June 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Perez vs Taira stats

Alex Perez steps 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 will make 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.

Alex Perez's UFC record currently stands at 6-4-0, while Tatsuro Taira's comes in at 5-0-0.

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Taira will have an advantage over Perez, with a 47% submission rate over Perez's 29%.

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

Taira has a height advantage of 1 inch over Perez.

Perez is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 13 years later than Taira, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 38 more professional rounds, 63 to Taira's 25.

Perez vs Taira form

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

In his last fight, he 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 remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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 recent activity, Tatsuro Taira has been fighting more than Alex Perez.

Alex Perez last fought 24 days ago, while Tatsuro Taira's last outing was 5 months and 12 days ago.

Perez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Taira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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