Alex Perez Lands Another UFC Main Event, Faces Undefeated Tatsuro Taira on June 15

Matheus Nicolau and Alex Perez, UFC Vegas 91
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 27: (R-L) Alex Perez punches Matheus Nicolau of Brazil in a flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 27, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Top ranked UFC flyweights, Alex Perez and Tatsuro Taira will compete in the main event slot of UFC Vegas 93 on June 15 in a high stakes’ matchup.

Eurosport’s Marcel Dorff (@bigmarcel24) was the first to break the news on social media.

Alex Perez (25-8) is just a of couple weeks removed from his short notice upset over Matheus Nicolau. Perez not only filled in for an injured Manel Kape, in the main event, but scored a bonus winning, second round finish of Nicolau. Perez snapped a 3-fight skid dating back to 2020 with the victory.

Tatsuro Taira (15-0) last fought in December of last year finishing Carlos Hernandez in the second round. Taira is 5-0 since entering the UFC back in 2022 and has finished three of his five opponents. At just 24-years-old, the young Japanese fighter will grace his first main event with the UFC. Tatsuro hasn’t even fought on a main card yet and has competed exclusively on preliminary cards in his couple of years with the promotion.

UFC Vegas 93 now has 12 announced fights and will go down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. No official bout order has been released at the time of this article being written.

  • Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira
  • Andre Muniz vs. Ikram Aliskerov
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Joshua Van
  • Nate Maness vs. Jimmy Flick
  • Adam Fugitt vs. Josh Quinlan
  • Carli Judice vs. Gabriella Fernandes
  • Julia Polastri vs. Josefine Knutsson
  • Garret Armfield vs. Brady Hiestand
  • Jeka Saragih vs. Westin Wilson
  • Asu Almabaev vs. Jose Johnson
  • Miles Johns vs. D. Silva de Andrade
  • Lucas Almeida vs. Timmy Cuamba