Edgar Chairez, a flyweight fighter hailing from Mexico, is scheduled to make his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship this coming weekend against Tatsuro Taira. Chairez, well known by his ring handle “Pitbull,” rose to prominence as a result of his performance in the main event at Fury FC 76.
Chairez competed against Gianni Vazquez in the fight, and he won with a triangle choke submission in the fourth round. Vazquez had fallen asleep during the process, but the referee, Frank Collazo, was unaware of this fact the entire time. In addition to this, Chairez only became aware that Vazquez had regained consciousness and tapped out after he had already transitioned into an armbar.
Edgar Chairez has a record of 10-4 in mixed martial arts competition and is presently on a two-fight victory streak.
The year 2022 marked Chairez’s debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), competing in an episode of Dana White’s Contender Series. After suffering a defeat at the hands of Clayton Carpenter by way of a unanimous decision, he was unable to secure a contract.
His previous battle, which took place at Fury FC 76 and was against Vazquez, saw him weigh in at 129 pounds. The Mexican boxer has a reach of 183 centimeters and stands 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.
“Pitbull” has finished all of his career victories, which include four knockouts and six submits, with a perfect score. Chairez has been defeated twice by way of a decision and twice by way of a submission over the course of his career.
The Entram Gym in Tijuana, Mexico, is where Edgar Chairez gets his workouts in. Before moving his training to Fortis MMA in 2022 to work with Sayif Saud, the reigning flyweight champion Brandon Moreno used to call Entram Gym his home base for his preparation.
Who is Edgar Chairez’s UFC 290 opponent, Tatsuro Taira?
Edgar Chairez is going to have his work cut out for him if he wants to carve out a career in the UFC, as Tatsuro Taira is going to be his first opponent. Taira has fought three times in the UFC and now holds a perfect record of 13-0 with no losses. The native of Naha, Okinawa has racked up seven victories in his professional MMA career by submission, three victories via knockout, and three victories via unanimous decision.
Taira fought Carlos Candelario in his first professional bout, which took place at UFC Vegas 54. He won the bout with a decision that was approved by all of the judges, and then he finished his next two opponents by submitting them.
At UFC Fight Night 212, the flyweight finished the fight against CJ Vergara in the second round with an armbar submission. During the first round of UFC Fight Night 218, he submitted Jesus Aguilar with a triangle armbar.
In the main event of UFC 290, the reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will defend his title against the current interim champion Yair Rodriguez. In the co-main event, the flyweight champion Brandon Moreno will take on Alexandre Pantoja in an attempt to retain his championship and keep his undefeated streak alive.