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UFC Written by Manel Capy – Alex Perez

SAITAMA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 31: Manel Capy enters the ring before the match between Olka Sasaki of Japan and Manel Capy of Angola during Reason. 14 at Saitama Super Arena on December 31, 2018 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Itsu Hara/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, the UFC ended their big time bout in the flyweight division. MMA fighting It was first reported over the weekend that former title challenger Alex Perez (24-7) will take on Manel Cabey (18-6) at the upcoming Fight Night in San Antonio.

Fight Night takes place on March 25th. Originally, Perez was supposed to face Kai Kara-France in February at UFC 284. However, Kara-France had to pull out of that fight due to an injury. Because of that injury, they decided to move Perez to a different fight on a different date.

At the end of 2020, Perez fought Deiveson Figueiredo for the flyweight title. Served in less than two minutes. Due to a number of different factors, it wouldn’t be until this past July when Perez fought again. This time against Alexandre Pantoja.

Pantoja ran through Perez in less than two minutes, too. Now, Perez needs to show the UFC that he’s still a top flyweight contender. Having said that, he’ll have his hands full in March.

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Manel Kape had a lot of hype behind him when he debuted in the UFC. He started against the elite competition when he faced Alexandre Pantoja and Matheus Nicolau. He lost both of those fights by close decisions. Since then, it has been perfect.

He just fought 2 weeks ago and immediately wanted to jump in. When news broke of Cara-France’s injury, Capy told the UFC he wanted a shot against Perez. The show was a game and now we have a great flyweight competition. Whoever wins this will take a big step towards competing for the title.

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