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UFC on ESPN 43 faceoffs video: Flyweight contenders restrained

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SAN ANTONIO – The UFC on ESPN 43 ceremonial weigh-ins took place Friday and the fighters went face to face one final time before Saturday’s event.

The weigh-ins took place Friday at AT&T Center. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on ESPN following a preliminary card on ESPN+.

Bantamweight contenders Marlon Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 14-6 UFC) and Cory Sandhagen (15-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC), as well as women’s bantamweights Holly Holm (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Yana Santos (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC), each got one final look at their opponents as the fighters have top billings as main and co-main event fights respectively.

The most heated faceoff of the 11 matchups on the card, however, belonged to flyweight contenders Manel Kape (18-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Alex Perez (24-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), who had to be separated by UFC president Dana White and other promotion officials.

Things got physical when Kape grabbed the back of Perez’s neck, which was returned with a shove. Kape then could be heard accusing Perez of having “snitches” watch his training camp before he was ushered off stage by security.

Watch the video above to see the athletes from all 11 scheduled matchups face off.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 43.

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