Alex Perez was scheduled for a flyweight fight against Manel Kape at UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen in San Antonio on Saturday, but he withdrew from the fight citing what he revealed was a serious health issue.
Perez wrote on social media Sunday that he suffered a seizure while warming up for the fight.
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«First of all I want to thank everyone for all the support and concerns,» her Instagram post read. «I was doing my pre-fight warmup and had a seizure. I immediately received medical attention.
«My hydration, electrolytes, etc. were more than adequate. This has nothing to do with the weight cut. It was one of the easiest cuts of my career. I will have more tests in the coming weeks to determine the cause. I appreciate the privacy. My (apologies) to my opponent and fans. Thank you to the UFC medical team for your help and support.»
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Pérez was ranked #6 in the official UFC flyweight rankings with an overall record of 24-7.
The 31-year-old last won in June 2020 with a technical knockout of Jussier Formiga. He then lost to Deiveson Figueiredo in November 2020 and then Alexandre Pantoja in July 2022.
He only lost four fights before coming to the UFC.
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It is unclear when Perez’s next fight will take place.