Mike Perry is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA), who is currently competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). Perry began training at the age of 11 where he studied Muay Thai and became a Florida Champion. Making his first UfC appearance in August 2016, Perry has been awarded the Performance of the Night award and Fight of the Night award twice by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
On June 27, 2020, Perry came out victorious at UFC on ESPN 12 after he beat Mickey Gall in the co-main event at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker. The win was an answer to all those trump cards who doubted him after which he got a huge number of supporters mainly for his decision to have his girlfriend as his corner woman.
Besides, he is quite active in social media sites with over 554k followers on his Instagram: @platinummikeperry.
What is Mike Perry Famous for?
- Famous as a mixed martial artist who fights in UFC.
Where was Mike Perry Born?
Mike Perry was born on September 15, 1991, in Flint, Michigan, United States. His birth name is Michael Joseph Perry. His nationality is American. Perry belongs to White ethnicity while Virgo is his zodiac sign.
Mike grew up with his father in the Navy in Apopka, Florida along with his two sisters and one brother. Perry had to move from Michigan to Florida during his childhood that the instability of his environment led him to a path of drugs, house arrest, probation violation, and jail.
He started training boxing at age 11, where he studied Muay Thai and became a Florida Champion which led to an MMA career.
Mike Perry UFC
- Mike Perry made his professional debut in September 2014, after completing 11 amateur fights with a record of 8-3.
- His first match was with Hector Tirado on September 6, which Perry won via KO.
- In just under two years, he fought and won 9 consecutive fights finishing all of his opponents via KO/TKO.
- Perry made his UFC debut on short notice against Lim Hyun-Gyu on August 20, 2016, at UFC 202. He defeated Lim via TKO in the first round.
- He faced his first loss against Alan Jouban, on December 17, 2016, at UFC on Fox 22.
- On April 22, 2017, he faced Jake Ellenberger and defeated him via KO, winning a $50,000 Award for Performance of the Night bonus.
- On September 16, 2017, Perry was supposed to face Thiago Alves but later he was replaced by Alex Reyes, however, he won via KO. The win also earned Perry his second Performance of the Night bonus award.
- He won another fight against Paul Felder on July 7, 2018, at UFC 226. On November 10, he marked his first time losing a fight due to an armbar in 1st round against Donald Cerrone.
- Later, Perry signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC and faced Alex Oliveira on April 27, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson. He won the fight and earned his first Fight of the Night bonus award.
- On August 10, 2019, he faced Vicente Luque at UFC on ESPN+ 14, during which he had facial injuries. He lost the fight however he earned another Fight of the Night award.
- On Feb 23, 2020, Perry faced Al Iaquinta at Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 11 event, which he won via the fastest escape time.
- On June 27, 2020, Perry faced Mickey Gall at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker which he won via unanimous decision.
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Mike Perry Girlfriend
Mike Perry was previously married to Danielle Nickerson. Nickerson is a beautiful athlete, a professional tennis player who came to about Mike after she made a call to a gym where he was a trainer at the time. They eventually met and dated for over 5 years until they got engaged on February 17, 2019. On September 8, 2019, the couple exchanged vows, however, their marriage didn’t last long.
Currently, Perry is in a relationship with his hot Mexican girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez. Perry announced his new girlfriend on March 31, 2020, with a challenge video on his Instagram. Gonzalez even appeared as a cornered woman on June 27, 2020, a match held between Perry and Mickey Gall.
Mike Perry Net Worth
Mike Perry has quite good earnings from his professional career as an MMA player. Having been in this field for years, Perry has managed to earn a healthy fortune from his several matches and deals. His net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.
With the win of a match held on June 27, 2020, against Mickey Gall, he gathered overall earnings of around $190k.
How Tall is Mike Perry?
Mike Perry is a handsome strong bodybuilder in his late 20s. With a perfectly maintained athletic body physique and his martial techniques, Perry has managed to win several hearts all around the world. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 10inch.(1.78m) while his body weighs around 78kg(171 lbs). He has a fair complexion with black hair and brown eyes.