Mike Perry

Mike Perry

Personal Information

Full Name Mike Perry
Date of Birth September 15, 1991
Age 32 Years
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 Cm)
Nickname Platinum
Championship Held BKFC King of Violence Champion
Weight Class Middleweight/Light-Heavyweight
Stance Orthodox
Reach 71 in
Career Stats MMA Record: 14-8-0, BKFC Record: 5-0-0
Status Active

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Jake Paul clears the air around Mike Perry fight rumors, shares update on Mike Tyson bout: "I WILL GET THE W" Jake Paul clears the air around Mike Perry fight rumors, shares update on Mike Tyson bout: "I WILL GET THE W"
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When Mike Perry called out Jake Paul for a bare-knuckle boxing match if he "hurts" Mike Tyson in their fight: "Let me get that, bro" When Mike Perry called out Jake Paul for a bare-knuckle boxing match if he "hurts" Mike Tyson in their fight: "Let me get that, bro"
When Mike Perry called out Jake Paul for a bare-knuckle boxing match if he "hurts" Mike Tyson in their fight: "Let me get that, bro"
Mike Perry reacts to Paulo Costa having a laugh at the list of most handsome fighters generated by AI: "BLFE right here" Mike Perry reacts to Paulo Costa having a laugh at the list of most handsome fighters generated by AI: "BLFE right here"
Mike Perry reacts to Paulo Costa having a laugh at the list of most handsome fighters generated by AI: "BLFE right here"
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Mike Perry: A Brief Biography


Mike Perry
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Mike 'Platinum' Perry, born on September 15, 1991, is an American professional mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer. He currently competes in the middleweight division in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) and has previously fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 15 times. Perry entered the UFC on short notice, making his debut at UFC 202 in August 2016 against Lim Hyun-gyu. Despite the short notice, Perry showcased his power and determination, securing a TKO victory in the first round by dropping Lim multiple times with his potent striking.


Perry ventured into bare-knuckle boxing alongside his MMA career. Competing in the middleweight division of BKFC, he has gained a strong following due to his aggressive fighting style and willingness to engage in hard-hitting slugfests.


Birth PlaceFlint, Michigan, U.S
Star SignVirgo
Net Worth (2024)$1 million (estimated)
Last Fight Earnings$600,000
Age32
MMA Debut2014
MMA Record14-8-0
Bare Knuckle Record5-0-0
AchievementsBKFC King of Violence Champion
PartnerLatory Gonzalez
Social MediaInstagram, X


Early Life and Career

Mike Perry started his combat sports journey at age 11 when he started training in boxing. However, he did not pursue a fighting career until he got a job in a UFC gym in Winter Springs, Florida as a trainer. Due to this job, Perry decided to pursue a career in professional MMA.


Perry made his amateur debut in 2012 at Rise of a Warrior 5 against Avonte Moore. Perry won the bout via second-round submission. He followed this up and garnered an amateur record of 8-3 before turning professional. Perry made his professional debut at Top Alliance Combat 3 against Hector Tirado. He won the bout via TKO(punches in the first round. Perry then went on to amass a professional record of 7-0 with a finishing rate of 100% at the regional circuit before signing up with the UFC in 2016.


Mike Perry Wife

Mike Perry
Image courtesy @platinummikeperry on Instagram


Perry was previously married to Danielle Nickerson, who spoke out about experiencing verbal and physical abuse from him in an interview in October 2020. Nickerson recounted incidents, including one in February 2020 where Perry allegedly became enraged after a bar altercation with a woman.


Since 2020, Perry has been married to Latory Gonzalez, who has a wrestling background and familiarity with combat sports. They are proud parents to two children, indicating a new chapter in Perry's personal life.


Mike Perry Social Media

Mike Perry has social media accounts on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). Perry's Instagram page is filled with posts of his training montages, fight promotions, physique updates, endorsements, and family. He boasts an impressive follower count of over 797,000 on Instagram and over 236,000 on X.


Mike Perry Net Worth

Mike 'Platinum' Perry's estimated net worth of $1 million stems largely from his earnings in the UFC and BKFC, including fight purses and sponsorships with brands such as MarketCipher and OverDogs Bet.


Mike Perry Endorsements

Mike Perry's endorsement deals stem from his sizable following, primarily garnered due to his status of being BKFC's biggest draw. He has collaborated with various brands such as MarketCipher, Kanpai Pandas, and OverDogs Bet.


Mike Perry MMA Record

Mike Perry, known as the "Platinum," has an MMA record of 14 wins and 8 losses (14-8-0). Perry made his UFC debut at UFC 202 against Lim Hyun-Gyu. He defeated Lim via TKO (punches) in the first round. He built on this momentum as he defeated Danny Roberts via KO (knee and punches). Perry suffered his first professional defeat in the next fight against Alan Jouban at UFC on Fox 22 - VanZant vs. Waterson.


He bounced back by winning his next two fights against Jake Ellenberger and Alex Reyes but then lost to Santiago Ponzinibbio and Max Griffin. Perry then had a mixed record in the UFC as he won a close split decision against PaulFelder but then lost in the first round against Donald Cerrone. Perry then defeated Alex Oliviera at UFC Fight Night 150 - Jacare vs. Hermansson via unanimous decision.


Mike Perry went 1-4 in his last 5 UFC fights and has since left the promotion.


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss14-8Daniel RodriguezDecision (unanimous)UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland10/04/2021
Loss14-7Tim MeansDecision (unanimous)UFC 25521/11/2020
Win14-6Mickey GallDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker27/06/2020
Loss13-6Geoff NealTKO (head kick and punches)UFC 24514/12/2019
Loss13-5Vicente LuqueDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 210/08/2019
Win13-4Alex OliveiraDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson27/04/2019
Loss12-4Donald CerroneSubmission (armbar)UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez10/11/2018
Win12-3Paul FelderDecision (split)UFC 22607/07/2016
Loss11-3Max GriffinDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens24/02/2018
Loss11-2Santiago PonzinibbioDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos16/12/2017
Win11-1Alex ReyesKO (knee)UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch16/09/2017
Win10-1Jake EllenbergerKO (elbow)UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov22/04/2017
Loss9-1Alan JoubanDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson17/12/2016
Win9-0Danny RobertsKO (knee and punches)UFC 20408/10/2016
Win8-0Hyun Gyu LimTKO (punches)UFC 20220/08/2016
Win7-0David MundellKO (punches)Battleground: Perry vs. Mundell14/05/2016
Win6-0Frank CarrilloKO (punch)Square Ring Promotions: Island Fight 3711/03/2016
Win5-0Jon ManleyTKO (knees and punches)Premier FC 1814/11/2015
Win4-0Micheal RobertsKO (punches)Bahamas Open Martial Arts Championship 229/08/2015
Win3-0Preston ParsonsTKO (punches)House of Fame3: Riverside Beatdown10/07/2015
Win2-0James RodriguezKO (punches)Florida Championship Fighting30/01/2015
Win1-0Hector TiradoK0 (punches)Top Alliance Combat 306/09/2014


Mike Perry BKFC Record



Mike Perry holds an undefeated record of 5 wins in 5 fights in bare-knuckle fighting. After his UFC contract expired, Mike Perry signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) in October 2021. He fought boxer Michael Seals in a boxing vs MMA event promoted by Triller in November 2021, winning via split decision. Perry made his Middleweight debut against Julian Lane at BKFC: Knucklemania 2 in February 2022, securing a unanimous decision victory and earning the Fight of the Night award.


In August 2022, Perry faced Bellator MMA veteran Michael Page at BKFC 27: London, ultimately winning via majority decision after a split draw in the initial five rounds. He then faced former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold in April 2023 at BKFC 41: Colorado, triumphing via technical knockout when Rockhold retired during the bout.


In December 2023, Perry competed against former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez for the symbolic "King of Violence" championship at BKFC 56, winning by TKO due to a corner stoppage after the second round. His most recent victory came against former BKFC Middleweight Champion Thiago Alves in April 2024 at BKFC Knucklemania IV in Los Angeles, where Perry secured a knockout victory in the first round.


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win5–0Thiago AlvesTKO (punches)BKFC: Knucklemania IVApril 27, 202411:00Los Angeles, California, United States
Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win4–0Eddie AlvarezTKO (corner stoppage)BKFC 56December 2, 202322:00Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Return to Middleweight. Won the symbolic King of Violence championship.
Win3–0Luke RockholdTKO (retirement)BKFC 41April 29, 202321:15Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Light Heavyweight debut.
Win2–0Michael PageDecision (majority)BKFC 27: LondonAugust 20, 202262:00London, England, United Kingdom
The first five rounds went to a split draw.
Win1–0Julian LaneDecision (unanimous)BKFC: KnuckleMania 2February 19, 202252:00Hollywood, Florida, United States

Mike Perry House

Mike Perry's current residence is undisclosed, as he tends to keep his private life separate from his professional fighting career. However, it is known that he fights out of Orlando, Florida, United States.


FAQs

A. Perry has a professional MMA record of 14 wins and 8 losses (14-8-0).

A. Mike Perry is undefeated in bare-knuckle with a record of 5 wins in 5 fights.

A. Mike Perry is an American citizen.

A. Mike Perry was dropped by the UFC in 2021.

A. Mike Perry is 32 years old.

A. No, Perry has never won a championship during his time in the UFC.

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