UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira Results & Highlights

Two of the UFC's top flyweights met in Las Vegas.
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The UFC returned home to Las Vegas, NV on Saturday night for another Fight Night event at the UFC Apex facility.

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The main event was a fantastic flyweight bout between former title challenger Alex Perez and rising contender Tatsuro Taira. Perez was stepping into the Octagon for the third time this year following a loss to Muhammad Mokaev and a knockout-victory over Matheus Nicolau, but unfortunately the Brazilian suffered an injury in the second round against Taira and the Japanese flyweight subsequently added to his unbeaten record.

The night’s co-main event was supposed to see Ikram Aliskerov welcome Antonio Trócoli to the UFC, but after Aliskerov was moved to replace Khamzat Chimaev at next week’s UFC Saudi Arabia card the bantamweight matchup between Miles Johns and Douglas Silva de Andrade was bumped up to the co-main event slot for UFC Vegas 93 and Johns won a unanimous decision in an entertaining scrap.

The rest of the night's action featured some impressive results like Brady Hiestand's comeback-win over Garrett Armfield and an upset victory for Westin Wilson against Jeka Saragih. Asu Almabayev also added to his lengthy win streak when he defeated Jose Johnson, and unbeaten strawweight Josefine Knutsson picked up another victory when she took a decision over UFC debutant Julia Polastri.

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You can find all the highlights from the action below, followed by full results for every fight at UFC Vegas 93.

Josefine Knutsson def. Julia Polastri

Melquizael Costa def. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

Westin Wilson def. Jeka Saragih

Gabriella Fernandes def. Carli Judice

Nate Maness def. Jimmy Flick

Adam Fugitt def. Josh Quinlan

Asu Almabaev def. Jose Johnson

Brady Hiestand def. Garrett Armfield

Lucas Almeida def. Timmy Cuamba

Miles Johns def. Douglas Silva de Andrade

Tatsuro Taira def. Alex Perez

Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 10:00 p.m. ET)

Main Event: Tatsuro Taira def. Alex Perez via TKO: R2, 2:59

Co-Main Event: Miles Johns def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via Unanimous Decision (30-27x2, 29-28)

• Lucas Almeida def. Timmy Cuamba via Unanimous Decision (29-28x3)

• Brady Hiestand def. Garrett Armfield via Submission (Rear Naked Choke): R3, 1:51

• Asu Almabaev def. Jose Johnson via Unanimous Decision (30-27x3)

• Adam Fugitt def. Josh Quinlan via Split Decision (29-28x2, 28-29)

Preliminary Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 7:00 p.m. ET)

• Nate Maness def. Jimmy Flick via Unanimous Decision (30-27x2, 29-28)

• Gabriella Fernandes def. Carli Judice via Split Decision (29-28x2, 28-29)

• Westin Wilson def. Jeka Saragih via Submission (Triangle Armbar): R1, 1:49

• Melquizael Costa def. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via Submission (Rear Naked Choke): R3, 1:50

• Josefine Knutsson def. Julia Polastri via Unanimous Decision (29-28x3)

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Drew Beaupre

DREW BEAUPRE

Drew is an MMA writer that regularly watches regional events in addition to major promotions such as the UFC, PFL, Bellator, and ONE Championship. He joined MMA Knockout when it was founded in 2023.