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Mike Perry, future ‘king of combat sports,’ signs with BKFC

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“Platinum” is making the move from UFC to BKFC.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Mike Perry plans to make Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) his royal palace.

Perry (14-8 in MMA) is swapping sweaters following consecutive unanimous decision losses to Daniel Rodriguez and Tim Means. MMA Fighting published the news on Tuesday that “Platinum” inked a multi-fight deal with BKFC. Journalist Ariel Helwani added that “Platinum” is expected to debut for the promotion in Jan. 2022.

“Let’s skip all the formalities! This sport is evolving and I am here to strike fear into the hearts of my competitors!” Perry said in a press release. “I plan to intimidate the world when I show what a truly skilled combat specialist is capable of with his bare hands.

“I will dismantle the opposition and reach the glory I have longed for my entire life,” he continued. “I will be crowned king of the streets and king of combat sports! They will make me a Platinum Crown and carry me on the bloody backs of my defeated rivals! I am here to go straight to the top and make anyone think twice about entering my world! BKFC is my world!”

BKFC President, David Feldman, expressed his enthusiasm for the signing.

“We’re thrilled to bring Mike aboard to our vast stable of exciting fighters,” Feldman shared. “Over the last seven years he’s proven to be one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts and his skill set along with his aggressive style works very well for our growing international fan base.”

Perry’s UFC tenure lasted 15 fights over five years. He boasts welterweight wins over Paul Felder, Jake Ellenberger, Alex Oliveira and Mickey Gall.


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