Alex Perez

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Fight rescheduled to Aug. 28
FlyweightUFC
July 8, 2021
Perez will now take on Matt Schnell on Aug. 28 after Askar Askarov was forced out of their previously scheduled fight on July 31, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Barring any withdrawals, Perez will finally match up with Matt Schnell on July 31. The two were supposed to fight at UFC 262, but Perez was forced off the court for undisclosed reasons.
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Bout set for July 31
FlyweightUFC
June 16, 2021
Perez will take on Askar Askarov in a flyweight bout at the UFC event on July 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Perez was forced off the UFC 262 card on May 15 due to an undisclosed reason. He was supposed to fight Matt Schnell, but Rogerio Bontorin ended up replacing him. He was last in the Octagon back in November when he lost the flyweight title fight to Deiveson Figueiredo.
Dropped from UFC 262
FlyweightUFC
April 21, 2021
Perez was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons from the scheduled bout versus Matt Schnell at UFC 262 on May 15, Farah Hannoun of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear if Perez is dealing with an injury or other extenuating circumstances, but he won't be in the Octagon at UFC 262 regardless. Rogerio Bontorin is set to step in as a replacement fighter to face Schnell.
Set to return in May
FlyweightUFC
February 21, 2021
Perez (24-6-0) will return to the Octagon to face Matt Schnell (15-5-0) at UFC 262 on May 15, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Perez suffered a brutal loss his last time out as he was defeated via first-round submission (guillotine choke) by Deiveson Figueiredo in the UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC 255 on Nov. 21. The 28-year-old was then given a six-month suspension by the UFC after suffering a hand injury in the loss. He'll look to return and pull out a more positive result against Schnell, who most recently won his last fight via split decision back at UFC Fight Island 8 on Jan. 20.
Dealt max medical suspension
FlyweightUFC
November 23, 2020
Perez has been suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance of a right hand injury, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Perez only made it a couple minutes in Saturday's title fight, post-fight medicals revealed a hand injury he'll need to get taken care of. The issue could sideline him until the spring unless he receives earlier clearance from a doctor.
Quickly taps out in title fight
FlyweightUFC
November 21, 2020
Perez came up short in his quest for the UFC Flyweight Championship on Saturday, falling to Deiveson Figueiredo via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:57 of Round 1 at UFC 255 in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Perez is going to be kicking himself following this one. He was doing just fine in the couple minutes the fight lasted before essentially rolling into the guillotine choke that ended the bout. Perez appeared to have Figueiredo mounted but one poor decision allowed the Brazilian to grab a hold of his neck and turn out the lights. Perez is plenty talented and still just 28 years old but this is going to be a difficult one to bounce back from. Remember, this was originally scheduled to be Figueiredo v. Cody Garbrandt before the later was forced to withdraw due to injury.