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UFC Vegas 93: Full card, start time and where to watch as Tatsuro Taira defends perfect record

Tatsuro Taira has made a perfect start to his UFC career, and he will be looking to continue his fine run against Alex Perez this Saturday night.

Since arriving at the UFC in May 2022, Taira has demolished his opposition, winning all five fights for the organisation – three of them by stoppage.

Most recently, the Japanese mixed martial artist knocked out Carlos Hernandez last December in Las Vegas.

Taira returns to Sin City as he prepares to take on the experienced Alex Perez.

The American was last in action last April as he snapped a three-fight losing run with a knockout victory over Matheus Nicolau.

Perez’s three defeats came against top class opposition. His losing run began back in November 2020 when he challenged for the UFC Flyweight championship against Deiveson Figueiredo.

Losses to Alexandre Pantoja and Muhammad Mokaev followed during a tough period for Perez.

Despite this, the 32-year-old is now looking for his second straight victory as he looks to forge his way forward in the division.

 

Where to watch and start time

UFC Vegas 93 takes place on Saturday night at the Apex. The event gets underway at 11pm BST and 6pm ET. Main card action starts at 2am BST and 7pm ET.

Fans in the United States can follow the action live on ESPN while UK fans can watch the fights on TNT Sports.

 

UFC Vegas 93 full card

Main event – Flyweight bout
Alex Perez vs Tatsuro Taira

Bantamweight bout
Douglas Silva De Andrade vs Miles Johns

Featherweight bout
Timmy Cuamba vs Lucas Almeida

Bantamweight bout
Brady Hiestand vs Garrett Armfield

Flyweight bout
Asu Almabayev vs Jose Johnson

Welterweight bout
Josh Quinlan vs Adam Fugitt

Preliminary card

Flyweight bout 
Tagir Ulanbekov vs Joshua Van

Flyweight bout
Jimmy Flick vs Nate Maness

Women’s flyweight bout
Carli Judice vs Gabriella Fernandes

Featherweight bout
Jeka Saragih vs Westin Wilson

Featherweight bout
Melquizael Costa vs Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

Women’s strawweight bout
Josefine Knutsson vs Julia Polastri

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