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Don't Miss UFC Fight Night—Perez vs. Taira, Tonight - LIVE from UFC Apex, Las Vegas

UFC Fight Night—Perez vs. Taira
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This weekend, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, UFC returns to the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a thrilling fight card headlined by a vital flyweight bout between the former title challenger Alex Perez and the undefeated prodigy Tatsuro Taira. As the anticipation builds, fans can catch all the action live on ESPN+.

Main Event: Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira

Alex Perez, after a challenging 20-month hiatus, showcased resilience by rebounding from a loss with a knockout victory over Matheus Nicolau, marking his first win since 2020. His opponent, Tatsuro Taira, continues his impressive undefeated streak with 12-0, including three consecutive victories in his sophomore year. This match is crucial as both fighters vie to solidify their positions as top contenders in the flyweight division.

Co-Main Event: Ikram Aliskerov vs. Antonio Trocoli

The co-main event pits Ikram Aliskerov against Antonio Trocoli in a middleweight clash. Aliskerov, a former Combat Sambo world champion and a standout from Dana White’s Contender Series, aims to maintain his momentum against Trocoli, who steps in as a last-minute replacement hoping to make a significant impact in his UFC debut.

Additional Main Card Highlights
  • Timmy Cuamba vs. Lucas Almeida: This lightweight bout features two dynamic strikers known for their aggressive fighting styles, promising an action-packed encounter.

  • Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Miles Johns: In this bantamweight fight, veteran Andrade seeks to continue his successful return to the 135-pound category against Johns, who is looking to extend his winning streak and rise through the ranks.

  • Asu Almabayev vs. Jose Johnson: Flyweights Almabayev and Johnson face off in a critical bout where Almabayev aims to extend his winning streak and Johnson seeks a career-defining victory.

  • Brady Hiestand vs. Garrett Armfield: Opening the main card, these promising bantamweights clash, with each fighter looking to prove they are ready to take the next step in their careers.

Preliminary Card Showdowns
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Joshua Van: Ulanbekov, a top contender in the flyweight division, faces Van in a match that could propel the winner to new heights.

  • Jimmy Flick vs. Nate Maness: Both flyweights are known for their finishing abilities and will look to impress in a potentially explosive bout.

  • Josh Quinlan vs. Adam Fugitt: Expect fireworks as these welterweights, known for their striking prowess, collide.

  • Carli Judice vs. Gabriella Fernandes: Flyweights Judice and Fernandes both aim to rebound from recent setbacks and establish themselves as contenders.

  • Jeka Saragih vs. Westin Wilson: Featherweights Saragih and Wilson are eager to prove their worth, with Saragih looking to build on his recent upset victory.

  • Josefine Knutsson vs. Julia Polastri: In this strawweight matchup, both fighters seek to leverage their recent successes to climb the rankings.

  • Melquizael Costa vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke: The evening kicks off with this featherweight bout, setting the tone for a night of intense matchups.

Join us for a captivating evening at UFC Fight Night: Perez vs. Taira, starting with prelims at 7 PM ET followed by the main card at 10 PM ET.

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