UFC combatant Ailin Perez made headlines with her remarkable celebration at the highly anticipated UFC Vegas 77 event held at the UFC Apex Facility in Paradise, Nevada.
In her second match within the multi-billion dollar promotion, Perez faced off against Ashlee Evans-Smith in an exciting bantamweight bout. The match served as the opening bout of the preliminary matches.
Perez displayed an solid performance, asserting her dominance over her opponent throughout the majority of the bout. The match extended for a grueling 15 minutes, eventually leading to a unanimous decision by the judges. Perez emerged as the victor, earning scores of 30-25, 30-25, and 30-26 on the three scorecards.
As the crowd erupted in celebration and Perez’s hand was raised, she unleashed a unique celebration on the live broadcast. She began twerking on the live broadcast.
The MMA community quickly took notice of this light-hearted incident, flooding social media with their reactions and thoughts.
One Twitter user praised the skilled cameraman for perfectly capturing the celebratory moment on live television. He humorously wrote that they deserve a well-earned ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
“Give that cameraman a performance bonus.”
Another individual humorously pointed out the referee’s reaction to Perez’s twerking celebration. While supportive, it was evident that the referee wanted no part in the impromptu performance.
“The refs reaction was priceless. Supportive, but wants nothing to do with it.”
Perez embarked on her professional MMA career in November 2018, showcasing her remarkable skills and determination. Currently boasting an impressive record of 8 wins and 2 losses, Perez has proven herself to be a formidable force within the Octagon.
Out of her eight victories, four have been achieved through stunning knockouts, while one was secured via submission. Her ability to deliver powerful strikes and execute precise techniques has undoubtedly contributed to her success.
Perez started her MMA journey with an exceptional streak, winning in each of her first five matches. But in November 2021, she faced her first defeat at the hands of Tamires Vidal.
Undeterred by this setback, Perez swiftly rebounded by securing two consecutive victories in her subsequent bouts.