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UFC vet Mike Perry signs multi-fight deal with BKFC

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Mike Perry has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

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Mike Perry poses for a picture following his victory over Mickey Gall at UFC on ESPN 12.
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UFC veteran Mike Perry has signed a multi-fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), BKFC officials confirmed to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.

Welterweight slugger Perry released the following statement earlier today in which he promised to ‘dismantle the opposition’ in the world of bare-knuckle fighting.

“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 at a press conference. “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. 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 Dave Feldman is ‘thrilled’ with the signing and can’t wait to see how Perry performs in the ring.

“We’re thrilled to bring Mike aboard to our vast stable of exciting fighters,” Feldman said. “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 joins the likes of Artem Lobov, Chris Leben, Paige VanZant, and Hector Lombard — all former UFC fighters who made the switch to bare-knuckle fighting since the promotion launched in 2018.

Perry, 30, is 1-4 in his last five fights. ‘Platinum’ last fought at UFC Vegas 23 where he dropped a unanimous decision to Daniel Rodriguez.