Mike Perry Biography 2024, Net Worth, Age, Height, Education, Wife, News, Career, Early Life, Facts and Awards

Mike Perry Biography: Born in September 15, 1991, Mike Perry is an American professional mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer. He is presently a member of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) middleweight division. Perry also made 15 appearances as a competitor in the UFC.

Latest News: Mike Perry, a professional mixed martial artist from the United States, has accumulated a substantial net worth exceeding $2 million. His main source of income is derived from his fights in the UFC, with earnings of more than $0.1 million in the previous year alone. Perry is presently active in the Welterweight category of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) after competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the past.

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Mike Perry Biography

Born on September 15, 1991, Mike “Platinum” Perry is a professional mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer from the United States. He is a middleweight competitor for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) and has fought fifteen times for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Perry made his UFC debut against Lim Hyun-gyu at UFC 202 in August 2016 after entering the organisation on short notice. Perry proved his strength and resolve in spite of the short notice, stopping Lim several times with strong strikes to earn a TKO victory in the opening frame. Perry started bare-knuckle boxing in addition to his mixed martial arts career. He is a middleweight fighter in the BKFC, and his aggressive fighting style and eagerness to get into hard-hitting slugfests have helped him build a large fan base.

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Mike Perry Biography Info

Mike Perry at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2018
BornSeptember 15, 1991 (age 32)
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
NicknamePlatinum
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight (2022–present)
Welterweight (2015–2021)
Lightweight (2014–2015)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
TeamJackson-Wink MMA (previously)
Fusion X-Cel (2019–2020)
MMA Masters (2021–present)
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Paul Rodriguez and Julien Williams
Years active2014–present

Who is Mike Perry?

Mike Perry, an American professional mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer, is presently participating in the middleweight division of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. He has also fought 15 times in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

  1. Born: 15 September 1991 (age 32 years), Flint, Michigan, United States
  2. Weight: 84 kg
  3. Height: 1.78 m
  4. By decision: 2
  5. Division: Middleweight (2022–present); Welterweight (2015–2021); Lightweight (2014–2015)
  6. Nickname: Platinum
  7. Rank:Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Paul Rodriguez and Julien Williams

Early Life and Career

Mike Perry embarked on his journey in combat sports at the age of 11 by starting his boxing training. It was only after securing a job as a trainer at a UFC gym in Winter Springs, Florida that he decided to pursue a career in professional MMA. Perry’s amateur debut took place in 2012 at Rise of a Warrior 5 where he faced Avonte Moore and emerged victorious with a second-round submission. Following an amateur record of 8-3, Perry transitioned to the professional level, making his debut at Top Alliance Combat 3 against Hector Tirado, winning via first-round TKO. Prior to joining the UFC in 2016, Perry achieved an undefeated professional record of 7-0 with a 100% finishing rate in the regional circuit.

Background

Perry was born September 15, 1991, in Flint, Michigan. He spent a large portion of his life attending several schools in Michigan and Florida. He stated, “I was bullied a lot in school [in Michigan] because I was one of maybe ten white students in the entire school. At other schools, it was the same. I would fight because I wouldn’t give up.” His path of drug usage, house arrest, probation violations, and jail time was paved with this instability. At eleven years old, Perry began boxing training. After doing time in jail for breaking and entering, he was hired as a trainer at a UFC gym located in Winter Springs, Florida. His career as a fighter began with his employment as a trainer.

Personal life

Following five years of courtship, Perry wed professional tennis player Danielle Nickerson in 2019. 2020 saw their breakup. Perry’s only supporter going into his June 2020 battle against Mickey Gall was his girlfriend Latory Gonzalez. Gonzalez welcomed their first son into the world on January 6, 2021.

Controversies

Perry got into a fight with someone in Orlando, Florida on New Year’s Eve 2016. Perry told the stranger to stop approaching his fiancée, but the stranger allegedly approached and punched Perry. Perry then allegedly struck the stranger in the left hook, knocking him out cold. Because of his use of racist insults, Perry has drawn criticism. Perry released a video on social media to dispute criticism directed at him for using the term “nigga” and to reveal that a DNA test revealed he is 2% African by descent. Citing his need to provide a better example for his son, Perry apologised in public for using the N-word in the past and swore never to use it again. Perry answered questions from in July 2020.

Mike Perry Net Worth

Mike Perry Net Worth is estimated to be over $2 million. During the past twelve months, Mike Perry has earned over $1 million in income through UFC appearances.

Net Worth

$2 Million

Assets

$400,000

Investments

$150,000

Loans and Liabilities

$290,000

Annual Income

$0.1 million +

Mike Perry Car Collection

Mike Perry purchased a McLaren GT for $200,000 and also possesses a Volvo XC60 valued at $70,000. Below are some other cars in Mike Perry’s collection.

  • Porsche Macan
  • BMW X9
  • Lincoln Corsair

Mike Perry UFC Income

According to the most recent tax filing records, Mike Perry makes $250,000 for every UFC appearance he makes. On top of this amount, he receives an additional $50,000 if he wins a match. Moreover, Mike Perry’s earnings are influenced by the television ratings and media rights his matches attract.

Mike Perry House

Mike Perry resides in a luxurious apartment spanning 7,000 square feet in San Francisco, which he purchased for around $4 million through a mortgage with Citi Bank.

Wife

Wife

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.

Bare-knuckle boxing

Following the expiration of his contract with the UFC, Mike Perry inked a deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), it was announced on October 26, 2021. In a boxing versus. MMA event hosted by Triller on November 27, 2021, Perry took on boxer Michael Seals. Other UFC veterans were also competing, and the competitors wore MMA gloves rather than standard boxing gloves. Perry prevailed via split decision in the match. On February 19, 2022, Perry faced Julian Lane in his Middleweight debut at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship: Knucklemania 2. Perry defeated Lane by unanimous decision after taking the man down in the opening round. He was awarded Fight of the Night for this battle. In the main event of Bare Knuckle on 20 August 2022, Perry squared off against Bellator MMA veteran Michael Page.

Grappling

In the Submission Underground 11 event, which was hosted by Chael Sonnen, Perry wrestled Al Iaquinta on February 23, 2020. The fastest escape time allowed him to win the match.

Boxing 

Perry faced Kenneth McNeil in his first professional boxing match on March 28, 2015. Perry was knocked out in the fourth round. Perry served as Logan Paul’s backup opponent in their boxing match on October 14, 2023, against Dillon Danis. On June 11, 2024, it was announced that Perry would take on Jake Paul in a professional boxing match on July 20, 2024. This was due to Mike Tyson’s decision to withdraw from the fight, which had to be rescheduled. On June 18, 2024, it was announced that Paul and Perry will square off on July 20 at Tampa, Florida’s Amalie Arena.

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