Alejandro "Turbo" Perez
Division: Women's Bantamweight
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Alejandro Perez (born December 15, 1990) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Champion.
Perez started training in martial arts at age 15, initially focusing on Muay Thai before transitioning to MMA two years later. Perez quickly rose up the amateur ranks, competing in El Salvador and Mexico and compiling a record of 17-4-1 with 12 finishes by either knockout or submission. In 2012 he made his professional debut for Mexico’s Combate Extreme promotion and went 6-1 over the next two years to earn himself a shot at Tachi Palace Fights’ bantamweight championship. He captured this title with a first round submission win over Casey Kenney in June 2014. After three successful defenses of his belt, he was signed by UFC to compete at 135lbs where he has been ever since.
At UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs The Korean Zombie on February 4th 2017, Perez defeated Andre Soukhamthath via split decision – despite being sent to hospital following what was deemed as an accidental headbutt during one exchange early into round 2 – earning him ‘Fight Of The Night’ honours alongside Soukhamthatht and further establishing himself as one of the rising stars within modern MMA competition. As of December 2020, Alejandro holds a 5-2 record inside UFC’s octagon after notable wins against Eddie Wineland & Iuri Alcântara however falling short against Joe Soto & Song Yadong respectively due to decisions going against him both times resulting in losses for Perez inside the cage despite putting on quite impressive performances throughout all four bouts mentioned above which were broadcasted live around world through ESPN+ streaming service prior to completion of their deal with DAZN earlier this year .
Outside of active competition; Alejandro leads somewhat minimalistic lifestyle often spending time outdoors when not required too attend promotional events/show appearances/open workouts etc spending most days visiting beaches near hometown whilst also dedicating some portion towards charity work whenever possible being part for many fundraising initiatives primarily related towards sports activities such as Soccer & Wrestling especially amongst children residing within underprivileged areas across Americas south region thereby making best use out those times whenever not fully immersed during fight camp preparations or actively preparing strategy ahead upcoming fights inside octagon while simultaneously helping young generations develop sense sportsmanship whilst learning basics physical activity skills that would help them grow healthier lifestyles eventually contributing back society itself .