Selma Coach Alex Perez Shines at UFC 227

ALEX PEREZ (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

TCW Bear LogoLOS ANGELES, CA. – Former Lemoore grappler and Selma High wrestling Coach Alex Perez (21-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC), demolished undefeated prospect (16-0) record Jose Torres with am unleashed blow after blow until Torres dropped to the mat in a knockout victory for Perez.

It is his second UFC bout. Alex Perez earned a UFC spot on Dana White’s Contender Series and followed up with two additional wins from there. In just 3:36 minutes, Perez landed 104 strikes compared to Torres counterpunches.

“That was a little sloppier than I like to fight, but we put on a great show for the fans, and I think they enjoyed it,” Perez told MMA JUNKIE. “There are some things I see room for improvement with – defense, mainly. Torres is a tough dude, and I’m sure we’ll meet again in the future. To me, it’s just about who is better that night.”

Under the tutelage of Lemoore High School’s Marcio Botelho, an NCAA Division I All-American and state champion, Perez was a two-time state qualifier and finished his senior season top 12 in the state at 119-pounds.

After graduating from Lemoore, Alex went on to compete for West Hills College where he was a two-time California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) place winner and All-American during the 2013 collegiate season.