UFC Fight Night 238 results: Muhammad Mokaev out-battles game Alex Perez, calls for Alexandre Pantoja

Muhammad Mokaev did enough to get the win Saturday at UFC Fight Night 238, but was it enough to get a shot at the promotion’s flyweight title?

The script isn’t finished yet and Mokaev (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will have to wait and see. But after his win over Alex Perez (24-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Mokaev has one more unanimous decision victory on the resume, which he earned with 29-28s across the board.

Mokaev utilized his signature wrestling and suplex abilities, paired with some ground-and-pound to walk away the victor. Perez, despite only having 3:24 of in-cage time since mid-2020, proved to be a worthy foe. Perez had a strong Round 2 and competitive Round 3, but it wasn’t enough to get the nod.

After the fight, Mokaev called for flyweight title holder Alexandre Pantoja. The UFC flyweight champion Pantoja (27-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC) has said he wants to compete May 4 at UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mokaev joins Brandon Royval (16-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in the conversation as to who his opposition could be at that event.

Mokaev, 23, has been highly-touted since his amateur days with UFC wins over Perez, Tim Elliott, Charles Johnson and others.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 238 results include:

  • Muhammad Mokaev def. Alex Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Umar Nurmagomedov def. Bekzat Almakhan via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)

  • Stephen Erceg def. Matt Schnell via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 0:26

  • Eryk Anders def. Jamie Pickett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Vinicius Oliveira def. Bernardo Sopaj via knockout (flying knee) – Round 3, 4:41

  • Aiemann Zahabi def. Javid Basharat via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Christian Duncan def. Claudio Ribeiro via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:57

  • Ludovit Klein def. A.J. Cunningham via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:36

  • Loik Radzhabov def. Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 0:49

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 238.

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