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Tatsuro Taira Set for UFC Main Event Debut Against Alex Perez on June 15

Tatsuro Taira got the main event
Tatsuro Taira

The UFC is gearing up for an electrifying main event as rising Japanese sensation Tatsuro Taira is set to make his debut in the Octagon against former title challenger Alex Perez on June 15 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Taira, an undefeated flyweight with a record of 15-0, has been making waves since joining the UFC in 2022. With an impressive 5-0 UFC record, including three stoppages, Taira has quickly risen through the ranks and is now ready to take on the experienced Perez in his first main event bout.

The decision to elevate Taira to the main event slot came after a reshuffling of matchups, with Perez originally scheduled to face Tagir Ulanbekov on June 15. However, with Taira's emergence as a potential star, the UFC opted to pit him against Perez in what promises to be a thrilling showdown.

On the other side, Perez ranked No. 5 in the UFC flyweight rankings, is no stranger to high-stakes fights. Coming off a spectacular second-round knockout victory over Matheus Nicolau, Perez aims to continue his winning momentum and climb back into title contention.

The matchup between Taira and Perez adds an exciting dynamic to the UFC's flyweight division, showcasing both emerging talent and seasoned veterans. Fans can expect an action-packed main event as these two skilled fighters collide in the Octagon.

Stay tuned for more updates as the date approaches for this highly anticipated UFC Fight Night headliner on June 15, featuring Tatsuro Taira's debut in the main event spotlight against Alex Perez.


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