Alex Perez continues to rebound from his loss to Joseph Benavidez in 2018, as the flyweight contender scored an impressive, submission win over Jordan Espinosa at UFC Raleigh. 
Both flyweights came out with a lot of movement but Perez pressured more often. After a few exchanges Perez took Espinosa down. From there, Perez moved into an arm-triangle choke, and although it was from the opposite side he choked Espinosa out. It was a big and impressive win for Perez.
With the victory, the California fighter now holds a record of 22-5. Perez has gone 4-1 to date in the UFC.
UFC Raleigh results
Here are the results so far for UFC Raleigh, which is being hosted by the city’s PNC Arena.
Alex Perez def. Jordan Espinosa via technical submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 2:33
Angela Hill def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:26
Jamahal Hill def. Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Bevon Lewis def. Dequan Townsend via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Arnold Allen def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Justine Kish def. Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Montel Jackson def. Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Sara McMann def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Brett Johns def. Tony Gravely via submission (rear-naked choke) – R3, 2:53
Herbert Burns def. Nate Landwehr via knockout (knee and punches) – R1, 2:43