UFC Fight Night - Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira Odds

Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira UFC Betting

Tatsuro Taira is favored against Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night: Perez vs. Taira on Saturday, June 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of 13 fights on ESPN+. Perez is 25-8 in his career, including 7-4 in the UFC, while Taira is 15-0 in his career, including 5-0 in the UFC. There are a total of 13 fights, all on ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Perez vs. Taira. Oddsmakers are giving the unbeaten Taira a lot of respect, as he is listed as almost a 2-1 favorite in UFC betting odds. Let’s look at the bout between Perez and Taira and UFC predictions.

UFC Fight Night: Perez vs. Taira takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 15 with 13 fights, all on ESPN+.

UFC Fight Night: Perez vs. Taira Betting

Alex Perez (25-8, 7-4 UFC)

Perez came into the UFC with a record of 18-4 and he has seven wins and four losses in the UFC. He defeated Carls John de Tomas by anaconda submission, Eric Shelton by unanimous decision, Jose Torres by KO, Mark De La Rosa by unanimous decision, Jordan Espinosa by technical submission, Jussier Formiga by TKO, and Matheus Nicolau by KO; while losing to Joseph Benavidez by TKO, Deiveson Figueiredo by guillotine choke submission, Alexandre Pantoja by neck crank submission, and Muhammad Mokaev by unanimous decision. Perez has been a pro since 2011 and he has six wins by TKO/KO and seven by submission. He has 11 first round finishes.

Tatsuro Taira (15-0, 5-0 UFC)

Taira came into the UFC with a record of 10-0 and he has five wins and no losses in the UFC. He defeated Carlos Candelario by unanimous decision, C.J. Vergara by armbar submission, Jesús Santos Aguilar by triangle armbar submission, Edgar Chairez by unanimous decision, and Carlos Hernandez by TKO. Taira has been a pro since 2018 and he has four wins by TKO/KO and seven by submission. He has seven first round finishes.

Striking Stats

Strikes landed per minute: Perez 4.10 /Taira 3.51

Striking Accuracy: Perez 45% /Taira 71%

Strikes absorbed per minute: Perez 3.13/Taira 1.15

Defense: Perez 59% /Taira 47%

Grappling Stats

Takedown average: Perez 2.06/Taira 2.12

Takedown Accuracy: Perez 44%/Taira 41%

Takedowns defended: Perez 82%/Taira 71%

Submission average: Perez 0.9/Taira 2.4

UFC Picks

Taira has done nothing wrong in his career, winning all 15 of his fights, including all five of his UFC bouts. The question, of course, is who has he beaten? The answer is pretty much no one. Taira could be a rising star but this is the first really significant test of his career. Taira is known as an excellent grappler so there is no question that he will try and get this fight to the mat, but Perez has been solid in his takedown defense, so this will be an interesting battle. If Taira is unable to get the fight to the mat, then it becomes a striking battle and you have to give Perez the slight edge if that is the case.

Perez is the ultimate grinder, so this could be a fight that isn’t the most exciting one to watch. Perez is going to be on the defense for much of the bout and that is not the recipe for winning fights. That being said, we still don’t know if Taira is worthy of the respect that oddsmakers are giving him. I am definitely not laying almost 2-1 in UFC odds on a fighter in Taira who has not faced much quality opposition in his UFC career.

I think the most likely scenario has both fighters scrambling for position and limiting the damage from their opponents. I have had some decent success playing UFC betting round propositions recently. The rounds for this fight are listed at 2.5 with the over at -145 in UFC odds. I think taking the over is the way to go, as this fight should be competitive and we get a decent number in terms of UFC betting odds on the rounds option.

UFC Fight Night: Perez vs. Taira Card & Odds

06/15 Tatsuro Taira -195
Alex Perez +154
06/15 Lucas Almeida +168
Timmy Cuamba -215
06/15 Miles Johns -130
Douglas Silva de Andrade +100
06/15 Jose Johnson +379
Asu Almabaev -550
06/15 Garrett Armfield -195
Brady Hiestand +154
06/15 Joshua Van +180
Tagir Ulanbekov -231
06/15 Nate Maness -550
Jimmy Flick +379
06/15 Adam Fugitt +107
Josh Quinlan -137
06/15 Gabriella Fernandes -164
Carli Judice +131
06/15 Westin Wilson +261
Jeka Saragih -350
06/15 Julia Polastri +158
Josefine Knutsson -200
06/15 Shayilan Nuerdanbieke +161
Melquizael Costa -205
06/15 Antonio Trocoli +751
Ikram Aliskerov -1500

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