Mitch Sanderson

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The house group scores first.

Alejandro Perez defeated Andre Soukhamthath by cut up choice in a again-and-forth bantamweight battle to kick off the primary card at UFC Mexico Metropolis on Saturday.

Soukhamthath managed a lot of the first two rounds, touchdown his third knockdown by the ninety-second mark of the second spherical and following it by taunting his opponent.

Perez gained some confidence, nevertheless, when Soukhamthath slipped halfway via the second spherical and let the Mexican achieve place on the bottom. “The Asian Sensation” escaped with restricted injury, however misplaced management and allowed Perez to realize momentum heading into the third spherical.

“Turbo” used his momentum to as soon as once more achieve leverage over his opponent on the bottom because the clock ticked down within the third earlier than squaring off for the ultimate minute, furiously buying and selling blows. The struggle concluded with Perez standing over Soukhamthath, touchdown kicks to the physique as he edged his opponent in vital strikes.