Muhammad Mokaev Faces Alex Perez in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Mokaev Faces Alex Perez in Saudi Arabia

Liam Lindsay|
December 06, 2023|

A huge top-10 matchup has just been confirmed. Alex Perez will face Muhammad Mokaev on March 2nd at a UFC Fight Night card in Saudi Arabia, per Marcel Dorff.

This bout takes place in the Flyweight (125 lbs) division.

Alex Perez holds a professional record of 24-7 (6-3 UFC) and is ranked #7 in the Flyweight division. He has credible wins over Jussier Formiga, Jordan Espinosa, and Jose Torres.

Muhammad Mokaev holds an undefeated record of 10-0-1NC (5-0 UFC) and has notable wins over Tim Elliott, Cody Durden, and Jafel Filho. He is ranked #9 in the Flyweight division.

Official betting odds have yet to be released.

Alex Perez last fought in August 2022, when Alexandre Pantoja submitted him in the first round. Perez has suffered a nightmarish amount of fight cancellations, with 9/10 of his last booked matchups getting canceled. This fight is an excellent opportunity for Perez to re-establish himself as a legitimate contender in the Flyweight division.

Muhammad Mokaev has been very active. The young Flyweight contender had three fights in 2022 and two in 2023. His last win was over veteran Tim Elliott, who he submitted in the third round at UFC 294. He'll be looking to get a big win over Perez to secure a top-5 matchup in his next fight.

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