Mike Perry has recorded several, wince-inducing stoppages during his career, but recently the UFC shared out one of his most memorable, ahead of his fight today with Vicente Luque.
Perry took out Danny Roberts in his own backyard
After Perry made his Octagon debut in August, 2016, and stopped Hyun Gyu Lim, he agreed to head overseas to Manchester, England, to battle Danny Roberts. At the time, the Liverpool fighter had a ton of momentum behind him, as Roberts was riding a seven-fight winning streak.
“Platinum” reflects on the win
Well, as you can see by watching the video below, Perry battled Roberts into round three, and proceeded to finish the welterweight with a booming knee and follow-up punches. It’s also interesting to hear the 27-year-old Perry’s take on the victory.
There are some similarities between the circumstances tied to the Roberts fight and what Perry is in store for today. In Luque, he’ll face a fighter who has won five in a row, and while Luque is from Brazil, and not Uruguay, it won’t be surprising if the hometown crowd’s behind him.
Here is the complete line-up for UFC Uruguay , which is taking place in Montevideo.
UFC Fight Night 156 Main Card
125 lbs.: UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
170 lbs.: Mike Perry vs. Vicente Luque
145 lbs.: Humberto Bandenay vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
205 lbs.: Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir
185 lbs.: Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira
145 lbs.: Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett
UFC Fight Night 156 ‘Prelims’ Undercard
265 lbs.: Cyril Gane vs. Raphael Pessoa
115 lbs.: Marina Rodriguez vs. Tecia Torres
125 lbs.: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Raulian Paiva
135 lbs.: Geraldo de Freitas vs. Chris Gutierrez
125 lbs.: Taila Santos vs. Ariane Carnelossi
155 lbs.: Alex da Silva vs. Rodrigo Vargas
170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Aleksei Kunchenko
125 lbs.: Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana
Line-up via MMA Mania