UFC 127 Fight Card Primer: Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge

Perosh vs. Blackledge, photo via Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Light heavyweights Anthony Perosh (10-6, 0-1 UFC) and Tom Blackledge (10-6, 0-0 UFC) face off in the portion of the UFC 127 undercard to be streamed on the UFC's Facebook page.

How do these guys stack up?

Perosh: 38 years old, 6'3", 
Blackledge: 31 years old, 6'3"

What have they done lately?

Perosh: L Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (TKO), W Kym Robinson (TKO), L James Te Huna (KO) 
Blackledge: W Enoc Solves Torres (KO) W Tatsuya Mizuno (SUB) L Martin Thompson (TKO)

How did these guys get here?

The Australian Perosh is a second degree black belt under the legendary Carlos Machado. But the reality is that the UFC is always on the lookout for local talent to feature on Australian cards. 

Blackledge is British and the UFC has even more UK cards to fill out. 

Why should you care?

It's free on Facebook and Perosh is nicknamed "The Hippo". Plus, the stylistic mismatch created by putting the brawling Blackledge in the cage with the grappler Perosh gives fans excellent odds of a one-sided beat down or a quick and painful jiu jitsu lesson.

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