The last of the Apex cards before “Fight Island” UFC on ESPN 12 goes down tonight, Saturday, June 27th.
Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is headlined by former lightweight challenger Dustin Poirier and rising contender Dan Hooker. Welterweights, Mickey Gall and Mike Perry will meet in the co-main event of the evening.
In our co-main event of the evening, “Platinum” Mike Perry looks to bounce back into the win column against Mickey Gall tonight in a welterweight bout. Perry, always dangerous in the cage, holds wins over the likes of Paul Felder and Alex Olivera. Overall, Perry is 6-6 within the UFC and looking to get back into the win column after 2 consecutive losses.
Mickey Gall has amassed a record of 5-2 in the UFC Octagon and holds notable wins over CM Punk, and Sage Northcutt. Gall is coming into this bout after a win against Salim Touahri that took place at UFC on ESPN 5. The New Jersey native, Gall has previously mentioned how he’s secretly a fan of “Perry”, but that won’t derail their business inside the cage tonight.
Here is how the welterweight bout between Mike Perry and Mickey Gall went down at UFC on ESPN 12, including round by round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Perry immediately presses forward with a one-two combination upstairs. Gall fires back with a teep to the head to create space. Perry is cutting the cage off for Gall as Gall circles and looks to create distance to get in and out. Perry is throwing bombs to the face early with his punches but Gall is doing a great job counterstriking. Gall lands a hard left hook followed by a thunderous body kick.
The two fighters clinch and Gall lands a knee and exits landing a punch upstairs. Gall lands another straight right hand, keeping his straight punches very sharp and quick. Perry land two hard winging punches upstairs to stagger Gall momentarily. Gall regains his composure and the two trade punches, momentarily. The action slows with both fighters popping a few shots out. Gall lands another hard body kick which Perry catches and takes Gall to the mat with a heavy slam. Gall is looking to escape as Perry has back control, looking for Gall’s neck. Gall scrambles and gets Perry in his guard. Perry stands up with moments left in the round and attempts last-second punches to the grounded Gall while Gall fended him off with up-kicks.
MyMMANews scores round 1 for Mickey Gall. 10-9
Perry comes into this round with a head kick that is blocked. Gall fires back with another hard body kick and follows up missing a flying knee. Gall stays on the attack and lands a stiff jab. When Perry attempts to counter-strike, Gall counterstrikes Perry, utilizing his reach. Perry looks for the takedown as Gall attempts a guillotine. The bout hits the floor and Perry begins starts raining punches. Several find their mark, landing cleanly. Gall looks for the armbar which Perry fends off and lands several hard right hands to Gall.
Gall traps an arm to create the sweep successfully and gets back to his feet. Gall gets Perry pressed against the fence and lands a nasty knee and immediately switches levels for the takedown. Perry fends it off and lands some punches on the way out. The fighters separate and Gall lands a crisp straight right to Perry’s overhand right. Both fighters are firing single punches, center-cage, briefly. Perry lands a flush right hand, followed by a right hand behind the ear which crumbles Gall. He attempts to roll out of danger, but Perry is right on top of the action looking to overwhelm Gall. In the closing seconds, Perry secures mount and winds up for two hard elbows that Gall blocks.
MyMMANews scores round 2 for Mike Perry. 10-9
Perry feints a punch upstairs to start the round, instead going to the body. Both fighters exchange leg kicks and begin to throw combos. Perry lands another hard right hand that backs Gall against the fence. Perry presses the action and follows up with some more hard punches upstairs as Gall retreats. Perry keeps up with the pressure and Gall is looking to stay on the outside to counter strike. Perry is able to time his right hand perfectly to throw over Gall’s punches. Perry lands two teep kicks to the body and another hard right hand over the top. Gall is attempting to fire back as Perry continues to walk him down.
Perry is still looking fresh late into the third round and is working body shots as well, taking their toll on Gall. The action slows briefly as both fighters look to get a breath. Gall and Perry trade a heavy combination simultaneously with Perry landing the better of the two. Perry closes the distance and secures Gall’s back on their feet and pushes him to the fence. Gall drags the contest to the floor, with Perry in half guard. Perry secures a crucifix momentarily but Gall scrambles out but rolls into Perry mounting him. With 30 seconds left, Perry postures up looking for heavy shots to put a stamp on this bout. Gall successfully escapes out the back. Perry stands briefly and gets after Gall on the ground once more, falling victim to a triangle attempt. Perry escapes, is able to get Galls back to close the round.
MyMMANews scores round 3 for Mike Perry. 10-9
Official Decision: Winner: Mike Perry via unanimous decision. (20-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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