Alex Perez Announces Withdrawal from UFC Mexico City Bout vs. Sergio Pettis

By Cole Shelton Aug 26, 2019

Alex Perez has announced on social media he has withdrawn from his flyweight fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC Mexico City on Sept. 21.

“I’m so heartbroken to announce that I have to pull out of my fight in September,” he wrote. “Due to an injury. This was a hard decision but can’t risk injuring myself more. I want to apologize to everyone friends family and all my sponsors! Thanks for the support, I’ll be back better than ever! Sponsor if you need money back please send me a DM so I can send it back to you.”

Perez was coming off of a decision win over Mark De La Rosa at UFC on ESPN 2 in March. Before that, he lost by TKO to Joseph Benavidez at “The Ultimate Fighter 28” finale. The 27-year-old is currently 4-1 inside the Octagon.

Pettis, meanwhile, is riding a two-fight losing streak after losing to Jussier Formiga at UFC 229 and then to Rob Font at UFC on Fox 31 in his bantamweight debut. The 26-year-old was set to return to the flyweight division, but sources tell that the UFC is searching for a replacement for Perez so Pettis can remain on the card.


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