Tagir Ulanbekov is scheduled to fight Alex Perez

A featherweight bout between Russian Tagir Ulanbekov and American Alex Perez will be part of the UFC’s June 15 event in Las Vegas.

Informed sources close to the situation reported about the organization of the match.

Alex Perez, 32, is riding a three-fight losing streak, having lost by submissions to Deiveson Figueredo and Alesandre Pantoja in the first rounds, as well as losing by unanimous decision of the judges to Muhammad Mokaev.

In contrast, 32-year-old Tagir Ulanbekov earned two consecutive early wins, finishing with a guillotine choke choke of Nate Mannis and a neckbreaker of Cody Durden.

Alex Perez and Tagir Ulanbekov are currently ranked eighth and twelfth in the UFC’s lightweight division rankings, respectively.