Knucklemania 2 took place in Florida this past Saturday night. On the card was the debut of UFC veteran “Platinum” Mike Perry. A debut that left fans thinking to themselves that Perry may just be a perfect fit in the BKFC organization.
Perry’s debut itself was nothing but amazing. It served as an announcement that Perry is a real BKFC welterweight contender. Defeating The Ultimate Fighter alum and BKFC veteran, Julian Lane is most definitely no easy task but Perry put on a great performance and ultimately walked away with a unanimous decision win.
The last few years for Perry have been quite a rollercoaster of emotions. From only winning one in his last five fights in the UFC to defeating Michael Seals at Triad Combat, and now coming out victorious in his BKFC debut, it seems like bare-knuckle fighting is the right move for this stage in his career.
Mike Perry, in his post-fight interview, stated that bare-knuckle is a great fit for him and it seems as though the fans greatly agree. In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Perry stated “I definitely like to box” and “I felt a little stiffer when I did MMA.” So it is safe to say that he will most likely stay in the realm of boxing for quite some time.
Following his win this last Saturday, Perry also called out the current BKFC welterweight champion Elvin Brito. This seems like a fight that BKFC may be eager to make, so make sure to keep an eye out for this to be the next move for Perry.
In all, Perry put on a fantastic performance at Knucklemania 2. With how Perry feels about the experience along with the crowd’s joyful reaction to his debut, I think Perry will be here for some time. This is something that combat fans should be quite excited about.
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.