Alex Perez vs. Manel Kape Cancelled Hours Before Fight

Alex Perez vs. Manel Kape Cancelled Hours Before Fight

Liam Lindsay|
March 25, 2023|

The highly anticipated bout between Manel "Starboy" Kape and Alex Perez, set to take place on the main card of UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Sandhagen, has been canceled due to medical issues on Perez's side.

The main card will continue as planned without the anticipated Flyweight bout. Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz will now open the main card, with the rest of the bouts proceeding normally. The card now looks like this:

Main Card (START TIME 7:00 PM EST on ESPN +)

Bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen

Women's Bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Yana Santos

Featherweight: Nate Landwehr vs. Austin Lingo

Women's Flyweight: Andrea Lee vs. Maycee Barber

Middleweight: Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev

Featherweight Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz



Featherweight: Lucas Alexander def. Steven Peterson via decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)

Welterweight: Trevin Giles def. Preston Parsons via decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)

Flyweight: C.J. Vergara def. Daniel da Silva via TKO (punches)

Flyweight: Victor Altamirano def. Vinicius Salvador via decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)


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