Medical Issues Force Cancellation of Kape vs. Perez Flyweight Fight
Alex Perez Withdraws Due to Medical Issues
Manel Kape and Alex Perez were scheduled to compete tonight in a flyweight fight at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio. Unfortunately, the fight had to be cancelled at the last minute due to medical issues experienced by Perez. During the weigh-ins on Friday, Perez already looked strained as he was preparing for the 125-pound contest. It is unclear what specific medical issue caused his withdrawal, but his condition was serious enough that he could not proceed with the fight.
Steven Peterson Announces Retirement After Loss
Steven Peterson recently announced that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. This announcement comes after he suffered a defeat at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio. Peterson finishes his career with a 19-11 record and a 3-5 showing in the Octagon. While he has had a successful career in the sport, he has made the decision to move on and pursue other opportunities.
Sergei Pavlovich is Heavyweight Backup for UFC 285
According to his manager Ali Abdelaziz, Sergei Pavlovich will serve as the heavyweight backup for this week’s UFC 285 main event. Dana White had previously announced that there was a backup in place, and Pavlovich will take on this role. He will weigh-in on Friday in Vegas to be prepared to step in if necessary.