Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Decision
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2014
- 11 of 14 wins by KO, seven in the first round
- Has won five of his last 12
- Had 8-3 amateur record
- Origin of nickname: “My nickname was given to me by my brother from another mother because of my ability to take a shot and return it ten-fold. I’ve got a hard head and heavy hands, with an ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson style, but twice the skills because I kick, knee, elbow, slam and submit my opponents.”
UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) Perry lost a three round unanimous decision to Daniel Rodriguez
UFC 255 (11/21/20) Perry lost a three round unanimous decision to Tim Means
UFC on ESPN (6/27/20) Perry won a three round unanimous decision over Mickey Gall
UFC 245 (12/14/19) Perry was stopped by Geoff Neal via strikes at 1:30 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Perry lost a three round split decision to Vicente Luque
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Perry won a three round unanimous decision over Alex Oliveira
UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) Perry was submitted by Donald Cerrone via armbar at 4:46 of the first round
UFC 226 (7/7/18) Perry won a three round split decision over Paul Felder
UFC on FOX (2/24/18) Perry lost a three round unanimous decision to Max Griffin
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Perry lost a three round unanimous decision to Santiago Ponzinibbio
UFC Fight Night (9/16/17) Perry knocked out Alex Reyes at 1:19 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Perry knocked out Jake Ellenberger at 1:05 of the second round
UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Perry lost a three round unanimous decision to Alan Jouban
UFC 204 (10/8/16) Perry knocked out Danny Roberts at 4:40 of the third round
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Perry stopped Hyun Gyu Lim via strikes at 3:38 of the first round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting at 11 years old. I always played sports but I wasn't the best student. I was one of the only white kids at almost every school I ever went to, and kids talked a lot of s**t. To this day, I hate a s**t talker.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was a Florida amateur state Muay Thai champion, as well as the Breakthrough MMA Florida welterweight champion. Ever since those belts I've never attempted to fight for another because my sights are set on the real gold, the UFC title.
Do you have any heroes? My heroes are Alex Nicholson and Miguel Cruz because my bros have taught me so much and try and keep me on the right path, which led me straight to the UFC. Also myself. I am my own hero. I've done a lot on my
own and I'm proud of where I'm going.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC is a huge accomplishment for me. I am truly blessed to have made it to the front step of the stairs to my kingdom. My castle is on top of the highest mountain, but I am relentless and am so ready for this.
What was your job before you started fighting? I've had many jobs before fighting. I worked as a bus boy in many different restaurants and have done construction work since I was 14. Poured walls, swimming pools, mixed mud, demolition. Jack of all trades, really.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I'm a purple belt In jiu-jitsu but I'm a black belt with these hands.
Favorite grappling technique: High crotch slam
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook