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UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez v Tatsuro Taira: Fight date, time, undercard & how to watch

UFC action returns to Enterprise, Nevada for an intriguing flyweight bout between Alex Perez and Tatsuro Taira.

No. 5 ranked Perez and No. 13 Taira go head-to-head at UFC APEX, while there is also a bout between Andre Muniz and Ikram Aliskerov in the middleweight division to look forward to.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of UFC Fight Night: Perez v Taira.

UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez v Tatsuro Taira date

The fight card is scheduled for Saturday 15th June, but with the event taking place in the United States the schedule will start on Sunday 16th June for UK viewers.

UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez v Tatsuro Taira time

The preliminary card will get underway at 00:00 UK time on 16th June, with the main card expected to get going at around 03:00.

UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez v Tatsuro Taira venue and location

This event will take place at UFC APEX in Enterprise, Nevada.

Opened in June 2019, the venue last a limited capacity of 1,000 and has been hosting UFC events since May 2020 with UFC on ESPN: Woodley v Burns.

The venue has also hosts one WWE event, with NXT Battleground: Las Vegas taking place in 9th June 2024.

UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez v Tatsuro Taira how to watch

UK fans can catch all the action from the preliminary rounds onwards on TNT Sports.

Alex Perez record


Going into this fight, Perez has 25 wins and eight defeats to his name.

It’s a quick turnaround for Perez having only just earned an impressive KO win against Matheus Nicolau in April.

The orthodox fighter suffered three straight defeats at the hands of Deiveson Figueiredo, Alexandre Pantoja and Muhammad Mokaev before finally ending his losing run with that important win over Nicolau last time out.

The 32-year-old from California has picked up big scalps in the past with victories over the likes of Jussier Formiga, Jordan Espinosa and Mark De La Rosa.

Now the former flyweight challenger will be looking to inflict the first defeat on Taira in his professional career.

Tatsuro Taira record


From Okinawa, Japan, Taira is preparing for his first UFC main event match-up against Perez.

The 24-year-old is unbeaten going into this fight, with 15 wins on his MMA record. Four of those were by knockout, seven by submission and four on decision.

With previous stoppage wins against the likes of Carlos Hernandez, Jesus Santos Aguilar and C.J. Vergara, Taira is preparing for the biggest fight of his UFC career to date at UFC APEX.

Last fighting against Hernandez back in December 2023, orthodox fighter Taira has had plenty of time to prepare for this showdown with Perez in Enterprise.

UFC Fight Night: Alex Perez v Tatsuro Taira fight card

Ikram Aliskerov v Antonio Trocoli (Middleweight)
Timmy Cuamba v Lucas Almerida (Featherweight)
Douglas Silva de Andrade v Miles Jones (Bantamweight)
Asu Almabayev v Jose Johnson (Flyweight)
Josh Quinlan v Adam Fugitt (Welterweight)
Tagir Ulbanbekov v Joshua Van (Flyweight) 
Jimmy Flick v Nate Maness (Flyweight)
Brady Hiestand v Garrett Armfield (Bantamweight)
Carli Judice v Gabriella Fernandes (Flyweight)
Jeka Saragih v Gabriella Fernandes (Featherweight)
Josefine Knutsson v Julia Polastri (Strawweight)
Melquizael Costa v Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (Featherweight)

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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