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UFC Vegas 91 Results: Alex Perez knocks out Matheus Nicolau in the second round

LockerRoom Team
29 April 2024

UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs Perez also known as UFC Vegas 91 thrilled fans across Asia with an electrifying display of mixed martial arts talent broadcast live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 28. The event featured standout performances from top-ranked flyweights, light heavyweights, and bantamweights, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.

In the main event, #8 ranked flyweight Alex Perez faced off against #5 ranked Matheus Nicolau in a thrilling contest characterized by sharp, fast-paced striking. The fight intensified into the second round, where Perez executed a well-crafted game plan that culminated in a knockout victory over Nicolau against the cage. Following his impressive win, Perez expressed his satisfaction, emphasizing his readiness to fight at any time.

"It feels great. Everyone counted me out because I had three losses. Three weeks' notice, any time, any place!" Perez exclaimed. "I don't get paid to sit on the couch, I get paid to fight. This is why I do it, because I get an extra $50k, right, for that knockout?"

In a captivating co-main event, light heavyweights Ryan Spann and Bogdan Guskov engaged in a fierce battle. Spann utilized strategic takedowns and ground control to dominate the first round, but Guskov staged a comeback in the second with powerful striking that ultimately led to a TKO victory over Spann. Guskov's impressive performance catapults him into the rankings as he aims for further success in the division.

"My feeling is perfect. I'm coming to put on a big show. Like this, we're going to the top!" Guskov declared post-fight. "Remember this name: Bogdan 'Carevich' Guskov! Everybody wants to be in the top, and now I'm here."

Another notable matchup saw Chinese fighter Maheshate showcasing his resilience against Gabriel Benitez. Maheshate's strategic approach and aggressive striking earned him a hard-fought split decision victory after three intense rounds of action.

In the bantamweight division, Victor Henry faced veteran Rani Yahya in a compelling showdown. After a competitive opening round, Henry found his rhythm in the second, effectively countering Yahya's offense and showcasing superior striking skills. Henry continued his dominance in the third round, prompting the referee to intervene and award him a decisive stoppage victory.

UFC Vegas 91 Results:

AWARDS

  • Performance Of The Night: Uroš Medić
  • Performance Of The Night: Jhonata Diniz
  • Performance Of The Night: Bogdan Guskov
  • Performance Of The Night: Alex Perez

OFFICIAL RESULTS

MAIN EVENT

  • Alex Perez defeats Matheus Nicolau by KO (right hand) at 2:16 of Round 2

CO-MAIN EVENT

  • Bogdan Guskov defeats Ryan Spann by TKO (strikes) at 3:16 of Round 2

MAIN CARD

  • Karine Silva (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Ariane da Silva by Unanimous Decision
  • Jhonata Diniz defeats Austen Lane by KO (strikes) at 2:12 of Round 2
  • David Onama (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Jonathan Pearce by Unanimous Decision
  • Uroš Medić defeats Tim Means by TKO (uppercut) at 2:09

PRELIMS

  • Victor Henry defeats Rani Yahya by TKO (strikes) at 2:36 of Round 3
  • Austin Hubbard (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Michal Figlak by Unanimous Decision
  • Don’Tale Mayes (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Caio Machado by Unanimous Decision
  • Ketlen Souza (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) defeats Marnic Mann by Unanimous Decision
  • Chris Padilla defeats James Llontop by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 of Round 1
  • Ivana Petrovic defeats Liang Na by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 1:29 of Round 3
  • Maheshate (29-28, 29-28) defeats Gabriel Benitez by (29-28) Split Decision

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