Mike Perry


Injury Nose
Est. Return 2/10/2020
Medical suspension comes as no surprise
August 12, 2019
Perry (nose) has been dealt a 180-day medical suspension by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA), Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
It's no surprise to see Perry given the maximum medical suspension by the governing body in charge of Saturday's event in Uruguay, as his broken nose was easily visible to any spectator of the fight. The welterweight fighter underwent surgery immediately afterwards, and even stayed in Uruguay an extra day while recovering. The surgery appears to have gone well, but Perry will need a physician's clearance if he intends to fight again prior to February of 2020.
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Stays in Uruguay after surgery
August 11, 2019
Perry underwent successful nose surgery Sunday morning in Uruguay following his fight against Vicente Luque, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Perry went to war with Luque for 15 minutes Saturday night, and while he came out on the short end of a split decision, he displayed incredible toughness en route to a $50,000 bonus for Fight of the Night honors. He took a knee to the face from Luque late in the fight, and the fact that his nose had already been damaged going in helps explain some of the gruesome images that were surfacing after the matchup concluded. Even more impressive is that late in the third round, Perry was caught in a guillotine attempt with his face (and broken nose) smashed against the chest of Luque, and while he left plenty of DNA on the canvas, Perry was still able to escape and muster a late flurry of his own. While Perry may be 2-5 in his last seven bouts, he earned plenty of fans Saturday due to his toughness. He'll be back once the nose fully recovers, which may be lengthy due to the extent of these injuries. He will remain in Uruguay for several days while recovering.
Leaves Octagon with badly injured nose
August 10, 2019
Perry lost to Vicente Luque via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay on Saturday.
Perry always seems to be in exciting and brutal fights. That trend continued here. When the final bell rang, Perry has a badly broken nose and looked like he had been through a battle. He probably would have liked to walk out of the cage with the victory, but he will have to settle for having the best fight of the night (which earned him a $50,000 bonus). He certainly did some solid work in the cage and even outlanded Luque 87 to 84 on significant strikes. However, the judges saw things differently. Perry is now 2-4 in his last six fights, but he will stick around due to his fighting style. He almost certainly will be out of action for an extended period of time due to the nose injury.
To fight Luque on Aug. 10
July 2, 2019
Perry will face off against Vicente Luque during UFC Fight Night Uruguay on Aug. 10, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Perry has alternated wins and losses across his past four fights, most recently defeating Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision. Perry looked like a new man in that matchup, as he was much more calculated than his typical go-for-broke style. He'll now take on an opponent in Luque that has won his past five fights via stoppage, most recently taking down Derrick Krantz by TKO. Overwhelming Luque with volume may actually be a viable strategy for Perry in this one, as the Brazilian fighter absorbs 4.52 significant strikes per minute -- a surprisingly high mark given his success with the company. Outside of that statistic, however, Luque will own the edge over Perry in striking volume, striking accuracy, offensive wrestling, height and reach.
Back in the win column
April 27, 2019
Perry defeated Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.
Perry entered as a betting underdog and was physically the smaller fighter in the cage, but his ability to take shots and deliver efficient counters led him to victory in this one. He likely dropped a first round in which Oliveira expended plenty of energy with creative striking, but bounced back to take the final two frames. The tide turned late in the second when Perry got a takedown and delivered the majority of his punishment via ground and pound. Heading into the third, the broadcast team announced that Oliveira appeared to have suffered a broken toe, and Perry was able to take advantage. He displayed excellent cardio and continued to fire off combinations that landed with regularity. Perry's brawling style will get him into trouble at times, but Saturday he found an opponent that was willing to engage in his type of fight, and he came out on top. The two took home a cool $50,000 Fight of the Night Bonus for their efforts.
Heads into Sunrise fight with new contract
April 24, 2019
Perry, who is a (+155) betting underdog against Alex Oliveira at Saturday's UFC Sunrise, has signed a four-fight contract extension with the UFC, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
While Perry is just 1-3 in his last four bouts, his aggressive style is gold for UFC brass looking to put on exciting fights. He lands an above-average 4.02 significant strikes per minute, and is willing to take punishment himself in order to connect with his own offense. That, mixed with his willingness to step in on short notice (which he's doing this weekend), will be plenty for Perry to hang on to his job with the promotion.