Alex Perez will walk into UFC 255 and will contest in the main event bout against the current flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo with the divisional gold hanging in the balance. Signing with the UFC not too long ago, Perez has an opportunity of a lifetime on his hands.
Going up against the freshly minted flyweight champion will certainly be a tall task for him. Being his first title bout, the pressure is on, but if there is one man that is most likely to pull this off given the circumstances, it’s him.
The weekend is fast approaching and here is all you need to know about the flyweight title contender ahead of his clash at UFC 255.
Perez started off with boxing before he made the decision to shift to MMA and peruse that as his career. He really liked boxing but the more aware he grew of MMA the deeper he got hooked on it and he decided to get some experience in the same.
This call seemed to be the right decision with his all-time pro record at 24-5-0 with 6 of those victories coming in UFC. He most recently went up against Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Santos in January 2020.
Jussier Formiga is the only man to defeat the current champion, and Perez managed to secure the victory against him with a first-round knockout.
Walking into the octagon against the 19-1-0 Deiveson Figueiredo, Alex Perez stands a decent chance at getting his hands on the title.
6-1 in the UFC, Perez’s only loss came against Joseph Benavidez back in 2018. Since that loss, he has built up a 3 fight win streak walking into this weekend’s title bout.
Packing some powerful strikes coupled with a sneaky submission game, he is one impressive fighter that will be at the top of the ranks for years to come.
It wouldn’t be surprising if he walked out with the flyweight belt this weekend as he stands as well a chance as anyone else in the division.
What are your predictions for the fight? Will Alex Perez dethrone Deiveson Figueiredo in his maiden title defense, or will Figueiredo record his first victory as champion?
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