After dominating Ashlee Evans-Smith en route to a 30-25 (2x), 30-26 blowout, Perez shook her hips and twerked to put an exclamation on her performance.
Former champ and UFC commentator Daniel Cormier didn’t quite know what to do as Perez’s celebration delayed his interview, and Fabiano Buskei appeared slightly flustered as he translated her win speech.
The resolution of UFC Vegas 77’s opener was far more entertaining than the bout itself, which was one-way traffic in favor of Perez, whose wrestling left Evans-Smith without an answer.
It was Perez’s first octagon win after a submission loss to Stephanie Egger in her octagon debut. For Evans-Smith, the setback likely signaled the end of her UFC career as her first fight in three years – and her move to 1-5 in her past six fights with three straight losses.