Alex Perez returned fireplace when his again was in opposition to the wall at UFC on ESPN 55 to snap a three-fight shedding skid.

After years of losses, accidents and struggle withdrawals, Perez (24-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) despatched a message to the flyweight division with a second-round knockout of Nicolau (19-4-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Though Perez has extra work to do earlier than getting again to a second title shot, his triumph places him again into relevance within the weight class.

What needs to be subsequent for Perez? Watch the video above for ideas and evaluation on his future after UFC on ESPN 55.

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