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UFC books Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira to headline June fifteenth Apex card

In want of a principal occasion, the UFC is popping to what could possibly be its subsequent huge Japanese star.

Undefeated flyweight Tatsuro Taira has been booked to satisfy former title challenger Alex Perez in a UFC Combat Night time headliner June 15 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. An individual with information of the scenario confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie on Monday after it was initially reported by Marcel Dorff on X.

To be able to guide the primary occasion, the UFC cut up a pair of matchups as Perez, No. 5 within the official UFC flyweight rankings, initially was slated to combat Tagir Ulanbekov on June 15, whereas No. 13 Taira was speculated to face Joshua Van on June 1 at UFC 302. Because of this, Ulanbekov and Van will sq. off on the June 15 UFC Combat Night time lineup.

Since becoming a member of the UFC in 2022, Taira, 24, is 5-0 with three stoppages. He most not too long ago defeated Carlos Hernandez by second-round TKO final December to push his total file to 15-0.

Perez, 32, will make a comparatively fast turnaround as he’s coming off a second-round knockout of Matheus Nicolau on April 27. The victory snapped a three-fight skid, which included a title-fight loss to then-champion Deiveson Figueiredo.

Beneath is the present UFC Combat Night time lineup for July 15:

  • Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Joshua Van
  • Ikram Aliskerov vs. Andre Muniz
  • Jimmy Flick vs. Nate Maness
  • Adam Fugitt vs. Josh Quinlan
  • Gabriella Fernandes vs. Carli Judice
  • Josefine Knutsson vs. Julia Polastri
  • Garrett Armfield vs. Brady Hiestand
  • Jeka Saragih vs. Westin Wilson
  • Asu Almabaev vs. Jose Johnson
  • Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Miles Johns
  • Lucas Almeida vs. Tim Cuamba

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