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Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira Preview & Picks – Taira To Tap Out Perez At UFC Fight Night

12 Jun 2024
Leigh Copson 12 Jun 2024
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  • Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira picks for Saturday, June 15
  • UFC Fight Night is taking place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira Preview & Picks
  • Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira Preview & Picks
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Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira Preview & Picks

Tatsuro Taira is tipped to maintain his perfect record with a submission win.

Taira knows he needs to negate Alex Perez’s power and he has the tools to do just that in this fight.

He is backed to take down Perez and become the latest in a growing list of fighters to tap him out.

  • Tatsuro Taira has a perfect 15-0 professional record
  • 7 of Tatsuro Taira’s 15 career wins have been by submission
  • 11 of Tatsuro Taira’s 15 career victories have been by stoppage
  • 5 of Alex Perez’s 8 career losses have been via submission

Alex Perez Form

Alex Perez is the #5 ranked flyweight contender with a professional record of 25-8 (6 KOs, 7 Subs).

Perez joined the UFC in 2017 after a successful appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series, and he quickly climbed the ladder with three straight wins.

His run was halted by a first-round TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez, but he responded with three more victories.

The 32-year-old American bested Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision, before submitting Jordan Espinosa and knocking out Jussier Formiga in the first round.

That earned Perez a title shot in November 2020, but he came up short on the night as he was submitted in the first round by Deiveson Figueiredo.

He was then submitted in 91 seconds by Alexandre Pantoja, before seeing his losing skid hit three fights with a unanimous decision defeat to Muhammad Mokaev back in March.

Perez did stop his slump the following month though, stepping in at short notice to knock out Matheus Nicolau in the second round.

Tatsuro Taira Form

Tatsuro Taira is the #13 ranked flyweight contender with a perfect career record of 15-0 (4 KOs, 7 Subs).

Taira began his career fighting exclusively in his native Japan before finally making his UFC debut in 2022.

The 24-year-old marked his debut with a unanimous decision victory over Carlos Candelario, and has backed that up with four more wins inside the Octagon.

He tapped out CJ Vergara in the second round of his sophomore outing, and then needed just one round to submit Jesus Santos Aguilar.

Taira then earned a unanimous decision win over Edgar Chairez, before ending 2023 with a second—round knockout of Carlos Hernandez.


This is a big step up for Tatsuro Taira, but we expect him to rise to the occasion.

He has the skills to take advantage of Alex Perez’s biggest flaws, and we expect that to result in a submission win for the Japanese fighter.

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