Alex Perez


Set to return in May
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.
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.
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Dealt max medical suspension
November 23, 2020
Perez has been suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance of a right hand injury, reports.
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
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.
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.
Opponent changed for next fight
October 2, 2020
Perez will now take on Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, rather than Brandon Moreno as originally scheduled, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Figueiredo, the flyweight champion, was set to fight Cody Garbrandt, but Garbrandt withdrew Friday, potentially due to his positive COVID-19 test in September. Perez will change opponents and will get a shot at the division title. Whether or not Moreno will remain on the card is not yet clear.
Pegged for UFC 255
August 10, 2020
Perez is set to dance with Brandon Moreno at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Perez has picked up six victories in his first seven UFC bouts, with his only loss coming at the hands of Joseph Benavidez, another top contender in the flyweight division. Next up is Moreno, who has won two consecutive fights and will likely look to use his one-inch height and five-inch reach advantages to keep Perez at a distance. Considering Perez has seen his fights go the distance in just two of his seven UFC bouts and Moreno has seen six of his eight end via decision, the two may have differing philosophies on how they want the fight to go.
Multiple injuries in Formiga win
June 10, 2020
Perez has been suspended a possible six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending medical clearance of possible foot, ankle and ribs injuries, reports.
Perez looked dominant in his TKO victory over Jussier Formiga at UFC 250, but apparently he didn't emerge completely unscathed in the process. Without clearance, the rising flyweight could be sidelined until Dec. 4.