Alex Perez (fighter)

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Alex Perez
Born (1992-03-21) March 21, 1992 (age 27)
Hanford, California, United States[1]
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight56 kg (123 lb; 8 st 11 lb)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach65 in (165 cm)
StyleWrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing
Fighting out ofLemoore, California, United States
TeamTeam Oyama
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins22
By knockout4
By submission6
By decision12
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision1
UniversityWest Hills College Lemoore[2]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alex Perez (born March 21, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist and currently competes in flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[3] As of April 16, 2019, he is ranked #13 in the official UFC flyweight rankings.[4]

Background[edit]

Perez started wrestling in the sixth grade along side with his two brother Silverio Esparza and Julian Perez. Perez represent West Hills College Lemoore in wrestling and he was the regional champion and All-American wrestler in his sophomore year in college.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Perez fought all of his fights in United States where he made his professional debut on May 6, 2011 at TPF 9. He faced Jesus Castro and knockout Castro in round one.[6] He amassed a total of 16-4 before joining Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 1, Episode 5, facing Kevin Gray. He defeated Gray, and with the win, he was signed by UFC.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Perez made his promotional debut on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega against Carlos John de Tomas.[8] He won the fight via submission in round two.[9]

On February 24, 2018, Perez faced Eric Shelton at UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens.[10] At the weigh-ins, Perez weighed in at 126.5 pounds, a half pound over the flyweight non-title fight upper limit of 126 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Perez was fined 20% of his purse which went to his opponent Eric Shelton.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Perez faced Jose Torres on August 9, 2018 at UFC 227.[13] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[14]

Perez faced Joseph Benavidez on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[15] He lost the fight via technical knockout out in round one.[16]

Perez faced Mark De La Rosa in a bantamweight bout on March 30, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2.[17] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Championships & accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Tachi Palace
    • Tachi Palace Flyweight Champion[19]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 22–5 Mark De La Rosa Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje March 30, 2019 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Bantamweight bout.
Loss 21–5 Joseph Benavidez TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 1 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 21–4 Jose Torres KO (punches) UFC 227 August 9, 2018 1 3:34 Los Angeles, California , United States
Win 20–4 Eric Shelton Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida , United States Catchweight (126.5 lbs) bout; Perez missed weight.
Win 20–4 Carls John de Tomas Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 2 1:54 Fresno, California , United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 18–4 Kevin Gray Technical Submission (anaconda choke) Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series 5 August 8, 2017 1 2:54 Las Vegas, Nevada , United States Return to Flyweight.
Win 17–4 Tyler Bialecki Decision (unanimous) CFFC 64 March 25, 2017 3 5:00 San Diego, California , United States
Win 16–4 Andrew Natividad Submission (anaconda choke) Tachi Palace Fights 30 February 2, 2017 1 2:27 Lemoore, California , United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 15–4 Ralph Acosta Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Warranted Aggression December 18, 2016 3 5:00 Ontario, California , United States Catchweight (130 lbs) bout; Perez missed weight (131.4 lbs).
Win 14–4 Ray Elizalde Decision (split) RFA 42 August 19, 2016 3 5:00 Visalia, California , United States
Loss 13–4 Jared Papazian Submission (armbar) Tachi Palace Fights 27 May 19, 2016 1 3:26 Lemoore, California , United States Catchweight (130 lbs) bout.
Loss 13–3 Adam Antolin Submission (guillotine choke) Tachi Palace Fights 25 November 19, 2015 1 1:15 Lemoore, California , United States Lost the TPF Flyweight Championship.
Win 13–2 Martin Sandoval Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 24 August 6, 2015 3 5:00 Lemoore, California , United States Catchweight (127.2 lbs) bout; Perez missed weight.
Win 12–2 Anthony Figueroa Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 22 February 5, 2015 5 5:00 Lemoore, California , United States Won the vacant TPF Flyweight Championship.
Win 11–2 Del Hawkins TKO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 19 June 19, 2014 1 2:23 Lemoore, California , United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 10–2 Eloy Garza Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 18 February 6, 2014 3 5:00 Lemoore, California , United States
Win 9–2 Jeff Carson Submission (standing guillotine) Tachi Palace Fights 16 August 22, 2013 1 2:23 Lemoore, California , United States
Win 8–2 Peter Baltimore Decision (unanimous) MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 8 March 23, 2013 3 5:00 Pomona, California , United States
Win 7–2 Carlos DeSoto TKO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 15 November 15, 2012 1 1:52 Lemoore, California , United States Bantamweight bout; Perez missed weight (138.8 lbs).
Win 6–2 Javier Galas Submission (rear-naked choke) Tachi Palace Fights 14 September 7, 2012 1 1:37 Lemoore, California , United States Catchweight (139 lbs) bout.
Win 5–2 Edgar Diaz Submission (kimura) Tachi Palace Fights 12 March 9, 2012 1 2:33 Lemoore, California , United States Catchweight (130.2 lbs) bout; Perez missed weight.
Win 4–2 Kevin Michel Decision (unanimous) CA Fight Syndicate: Rivalry January 28, 2012 3 5:00 Santa Monica, California , United States
Loss 3–2 John MaCalolooy Decision (unanimous) WFC: Bruvado Bash January 7, 2012 3 5:00 Placerville, California , United States
Loss 3–1 Edgar Diaz Submission (guillotine choke) Tachi Palace Fights 11 December 2, 2011 1 0:43 Lemoore, California , United States Flyweight debut.
Win 3–0 Sam Stevens-Milo Decision (unanimous) UPC Unlimited: Up & Comers 6 September 10, 2011 3 5:00 Turlock, California , United States
Win 2–0 Ruben Trujillo Decision (unanimous) UPC Unlimited: Up & Comers 4 Jun 24, 2011 3 5:00 Madera, California , United States
Win 1–0 Jesus Castro TKO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 9 May 6, 2011 1 1:56 Lemoore, California , United States Bantamweight debut.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Perez - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  2. ^ "Lemoore High School wrestler and MMA champ Alex Perez gets shot at UFC big time". The Leader. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ "Alex Perez - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  4. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  5. ^ "Lemoore High School wrestler and MMA champ Alex Perez gets shot at UFC big time". The Leader. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  6. ^ Sherdog.com. "Alex Perez MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  7. ^ "DWTNCS 5 results: Mike Rodriguez, Alex Perez latest UFC signees". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ "Alex Perez Wants to Make a Statement in UFC Debut | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Alex Perez makes easy work of Carls John de Tomas for tap in second". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  10. ^ "Alex Perez VS Eric Shelton at UFC on FOX 28". www.fight-madness.com (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  11. ^ Staff (2018-02-23). "UFC on FOX 28 official weigh-in results: Emmett, Stephens hit marks; Perez heavy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  12. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Alex Perez frustrates Eric Shelton for unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  13. ^ "Jose Torres vs. Alex Perez Booked For UFC 227 • MMA News". MMA News. 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  14. ^ "After quick UFC 227 win, Alex Perez admits toughest fight might be against Korean barbecue". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-05. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  15. ^ "Joseph Benavidez quickly rebooked, meets Alex Perez at TUF 28 Finale". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  16. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Joseph Benavidez scores two TKO finishes of Alex Perez". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  17. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-03-12). "Alex Perez meets Mark De La Rosa during UFC Philadelphia in the Bantamweight division". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-03-12. (in Dutch)
  18. ^ "UFC Philadelphia results: Alex Perez takes easy decision against Mark De La Rosa". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  19. ^ "Alex Perez - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  20. ^ Sherdog.com. "Alex Perez MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-08-07.

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