UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs Perez, April 27, 2024


UFC held Fight Night event on April 27, 2024, at UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Also known as UFC Vegas 91 or UFC on ESPN 55, the event featured Alex Perez vs Matheus Nicolau flyweight bout as the main event.


Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date: April 27, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Venue: UFC Apex Arena
Start Time: 4:00 PM EST
Network: ESPN+, ESPN(US), UFC Fight Pass(Worldwide)


Main Card

Main Event: Matheus Nicolau vs Alex Perez

  • Result: Alex Perez won via KO at 2:16 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weigh-In: Matheus Nicolau(125.5 lbs), Alex Perez(126 lbs)

Ryan Spann vs Bogdan Guskov

  • Result: Bogdan Guskov won via TKO at 3:16 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Light Heavyweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weigh-In: Ryan Spann(205.5 lbs), Bogdan Guskov(204.5 lbs)

Ariane Lipski vs Karine Silva

  • Result: Karine Silva won via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Flyweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weigh-In: Ariane Lipski(126 lbs), Karine Silva(125.5 lbs)
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Austen Lane vs Jhonata Diniz

  • Result: Jhonata Diniz won via KO at 2:12 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weigh-In: Austen Lane(254.5 lbs), Jhonata Diniz(255 lbs)
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Jonathan Pearce vs David Onama

  • Result: David Onama won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: 148.5 lbs Catchweight Bout
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weigh-In: Jonathan Pearce(146 lbs) vs David Onama(148.5 lbs)

Tim Means vs Uroš Medić

  • Result: Uros Medic won via TKO at 2:09 of Round 1
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weigh-In: Tim Means(171 lbs), Uroš Medić(171 lbs)
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Rani Yahya vs Victor Henry

  • Result: Victor Henry won via TKO at 2:36 of Round 3
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weigh-In: Rani Yahya(136 lbs), Victor Henry(136 lbs)

Austin Hubbard vs Michal Figlak

  • Result: Austin Hubbard won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Weigh-In: Austin Hubbard(156 lbs), Michal Figlak(155 lbs)

Don’Tale Mayes vs Caio Machado

  • Result: Don’Tale Mayes won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • Weigh-In: Don’Tale Mayes(264 lbs), Caio Machado(251.5 lbs)

Marnic Mann vs Ketlen Souza

  • Result: Ketlen Souza won via unanimous decison (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weigh-In: Marnic Mann(115.5 lbs), Ketlen Souza(115.5 lbs)

James Llontop vs Chris Padilla

  • Result: Chris Padilla won via submission at 4:33 of Round 1
  • Division/title: 156.5 lbs Catchweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Weigh-In: Chris Padilla(154.5 lbs), James Llontop(156.5 lbs)

Ivana Petrović vs Liang Na

  • Result: Ivana Petrovic won via submission at 1:29 of Round 3
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognini
  • Weigh-In: Ivana Petrović(125.5 lbs), Liang Na(126 lbs)

Gabriel Benítez vs Maheshate Hayisaer

  • Result: Hayisaer Maheshate won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weigh-In: Gabriel Benítez(155 lbs), Maheshate Hayisaer(155.5 lbs)
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  • James Llontop vs Lando Vannata (Vannata pulled out due to unknown reason)
  • Anshul Jubli vs Maheshate Hayisaer (Jubli pulled out due to unknown reason)
  • Manel Kape vs Matheus Nicolau (Kape pulled out due to unknown reason)
  • Joel Álvarez vs Mateusz Rębecki(Álvarez pulled out due to unknown reason)
  • James Llontop vs Gabe Green(Green pulled out due to unknown reason)


On January 19, 2024, 3 fights were reported to take place at an UFC event on April 27, 2024 – Anshul Jubli vs Maheshate Hayisaer, James Llontop vs Lando Vannata and Ariane Lipski vs Karine Silva. This was the first mention of this event taking place. Later, it was reported that UFC would be holding a Fight Night event on this date at UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, NV. Since it will be the 91st Fight Night event at the venue, it is also known as UFC Vegas 91.

Manel Kape and Matheus Nicolau were previously set to clash at UFC Vegas 84, but the bout was canceled after Kape came in 3 and a half pounds over the flyweight limit. On March 8, 2024, UFC Japan Twitter account announced Manel Kape vs Matheus Nicolau bout for the event. Alex Behunin of MMA Mania reported it would be the main event fight. Later in the month, Kape pulled out of the bout due to a ribs injury. Alex Perez came in to replace Kape in the main event.

Anshul Jubli and Maheshate Hayisaer were reported to fight in a lightweight bout. On February 9, it was reported that Jubli had pulled out of the bout. Iridium Sports Agency revealed on February 14 that Gabriel Benítez would fight Maheshate.

James Llontop vs Lando Vannata lightweight bout was reported but Iridium Sports Agency announced on February 14 that Llontop would face Gabe Green. Green also pulled out of the bout later and Chris Paddila came in as a replacement. At the weigh-in, Llontop came in at 156.5 lbs, which was 0.5 lbs higher than the lightweight limit. He was fined 20% of his purse and the bout was turned into a catchweight bout.

Jonathan Pearce and David Onama were booked for a featherweight bout at the event. At the weigh-in, Oname came in at 148.5 lbs, which is 2.5 higher than featherweight limit. The bout was therefore turned into a catchweight bout after Onama was fined 20% of his purse.

UFC Debuts: Jhonata Diniz, James Llontop, Chris Padilla

Performance of the Night: Alex Perez, Uros Medic, Jhonata Diniz, Bogdan Guskov

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