Alejandro Perez


KO'ed for first time since 2011
July 6, 2019
Perez lost to Yadong Song via KO (punch) at 2:04 of Round 1 at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
He probably would have lost anyway, but Perez made it awful easy for Song by throwing a poorly timed leg kick which left plenty of room for his opponent to return fire and finish the bout. Known for his durability, Saturday was the first time Perez was knocked out in more than eight years. The 29-year-old has now lost back-to-back fights on the heels of a seven-fight (6-0, 1NC) unbeaten streak.
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Added to UFC 239
June 17, 2019
Perez will take on Yadong Song in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas, reports.
Perez lost to Cody Stamann in March to snap a four-fight winning streak, and will be going up against an opponent on a six-fight winning streak of his own, which includes his first three UFC bouts. While the sample size is just those three fights, Song appears to have a statistical edge in volume striking. He's also never been taken down in those three fights, and converted 100 percent of his takedowns on the offensive end. Perez sports a 73 percent takedown defense through his time in the UFC, though the caliber of opponent has been higher. Perez currently sits as the promotion's NO. 14-ranked bantamweight, while Song is looking to crack the rankings for the first time.
Unbeaten streak snapped by Cody Stamann
March 2, 2019
Perez lost to Cody Stamann via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 27-30) at UFC 235 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Perez spent virtually the entire bout fighting off takedown attempts from Stamann and he was unable to get in an offensive rhythm as a result. The fact Perez "won" the total strike battle by a 51-48 count is extremely misleading. Stamann was never in the least bit of trouble and Perez's overall pace was considerably slower than what we have seen from him in recent bouts. The setback snaps a seven-fight unbeaten streak (6-0-1) for Perez. The 29-year-old will be back.
Decisions Eddie Wineland, continues roll
July 14, 2018
Perez defeated Eddie Wineland via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Boise, Idaho.
Falling into the role of counter puncher, Perez did a nice job of using Wineland's aggressiveness against him. Despite the fact Wineland got off first in virtually all the striking exchanges between the two men, it was Perez that landed the harder, more consistent combinations. The 28-year-old continues to be one of the more underrated bantamweights on the UFC roster. He is now 7-1-1 in his nine UFC fights and Perez finds himself knocking on the door of the top-10.
Secures fight at UFC Boise
May 29, 2018
Perez will fight Eddie Wineland at UFC Boise on July 14, Danny Segura of reports.
Perez has won five of his last six fights (one draw) and is coming off a TKO victory over Matthew Lopez in April. He won't have much time off between bouts, however, as he's already locked in his next contest against Eddie Wineland in July. Wineland owns a slight height and reach advantage, as well as a career record of 23-12, so Perez will need to use his momentum to his advantage and look to add to his current streak. Both fighters have secured knockout victories in the majority of their wins.
Stops Matthew Lopez for third straight win
April 14, 2018
Perez defeated Matthew Lopez via TKO (strikes) at 3:42 of Round 2 at UFC on FOX 29 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona.
Perez earned his victory. He fought off a deep RNC attempt from Lopez in Round 1 and his defense held up until he could get his striking game in order. Perez is now undefeated (5-0-1) in his last six fights dating back to November 2015. The former TUF: Latin America winner has a limited ceiling, but he has proven to be a valuable member of the UFC roster. The 28-year-old will get a better opponent his next time out.