Perez will replace Capa in the fight with Nicolau

On April 27, UFC On ESPN will take place in Las Vegas, which was supposed to be headlined by Manel Kape's bout with Matheus Nicolau. However, it was reported today that Kape has withdrawn from the fight for a currently unknown reason. However, Nicolau was not left without an opponent - his new opponent was Alex Perez. About this replacement officially reported in the promotion.

Nicolau, who is ranked fifth in the flyweight rankings, lost his last fight to Brandon Royval by first-round knockout. Prior to that, Matheus had won four fights in a row.

As for Perez, he has lost his last three fights in a row, losing his last fight by unanimous decision to Muhammad Mokaev. That said, Perez is based at number eight in the flyweight rankings.