Mike Perry’s manager, Abraham Kawa, has provided an update on the condition of the welterweight mixed martial artist, following a horrific nose injury he suffered at UFC Uruguay that shocked the MMA world.
Perry, who is a former professional boxer, locked horns with Vicente Luque at last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event in Uruguay.
Coming off a unanimous decision win over Alex Oliveira last April, the 27-year-old fighter went on an all-out war with Luque in a potential Fight Of The Year candidate.
The welterweight pair starred in a bloody fight, much to the delight of the fans, both in the venue and on social media.
Luque delivered one of the biggest highlights in the co-headliner as he landed a flying knee on Perry’s face in the third round.
Perry was able to finish the five-round contest, but he sustained a gruesome broken nose, which sent him to the hospital right after UFC Uruguay.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) August 11, 2019
Road To Recovery
According to UFC reporter Heidi Androl, ‘Platinum’ had difficulty breathing after his fight against Luque and was immediately brought to a near hospital for a CT Scan.
Fans and pundits alike described Perry’s disfigured nose as one of the worst nose injuries in the history of UFC.
His manager, Kawa, revealed the following day that the Flint, Michigan native has undergone a successful injury that lasted for an hour.
The update was first reported by ESPN.
Kawa added that Perry will rest for one more day in the hospital before he flies back to the United States.
Meanwhile, Perry’s wife, Danielle Nickerson, said that the welterweight fighter is “doing ok” after the successful operation.
‘Platinum’ took home a $50000 bonus after his clash with Luque was named the Fight of the Night.
Perry now has 13 wins and five losses overall in his professional MMA career.
There are broken noses… and then there are broken noses 👃🏻
Mike Perry from UFC 😱🤢 pic.twitter.com/2KuG5NkIdJ
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 11, 2019
In case you missed the UFC Fight Night 156, here is a recap of the fight card’s full results (courtesy of Forbes):
- Valentina Shevchenko def. Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision (50-45×3) – for the flyweight title
- Vicente Luque def. Mike Perry by split decision (29-28×2, 28-29) – Fight of the Night
- Luiz Eduardo Garagorri def. Humberto Bandenay by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
- Volkan Oezdemir def. Ilir Latifi by KO (punches) at 4:31 of Round Two – Performance of the Night
- Rodolfo Vieira def. Oskar Piechota by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:26 of Round Two
- Enrique Barzola def. Bobby Moffett by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- Gilbert Burns def. Aleksei Kunchenko by unanimous decision (29-28×3)
- Cyril Gane def. Raphael Pessoa by submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:12 of Round One
- Marina Rodriguez def. Tecia Torres by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
- Rogerio Bontorin def. Raulian Paiva by TKO (cut) at 2:56 of Round One
- Chris Gutierrez def. Geraldo de Freitas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Alex da Silva def. Rodrigo Vargas by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
- Veronica Macedo def. Polyana Viana by submission (armbar) at 1:09 of Round One – Performance of the Night
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 11, 2019
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