A welterweight pairing between ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player, Mickey Gall is in the works for a UFC Fight Night event on June 27th. – with a location and venue yet to be confirmed by the promotion.
Entertaining striker, Perry will look to bring a halt to a two-fight slide – losing via first-round head kick to division prospect, Geoff ‘Handz of Steel’ Neal at UFC 245 in December. Gall, on the other hand, will attempt to extend his winning run to two, following a unanimous decision rebound against Salim Touahri in August last year. News of the expected pairing was initially reported by ESPN writer, Brett Okamoto.
One of the most outspoken members of the UFC’s welterweight division, boxing-based striker, Perry also presents one of the most active members on the promotion’s books. Since his debut in August of 2016 – the Michigan native has competed three times per year since.
The 28-year-old holds notable wins over Hyun Gyu Lim, Danny Roberts, Jake Ellenberger, ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, and a razor-thin split decision loss to Paul Felder. In high profile defeats, the Fusion XL Academy trainee dropped results to Alan Jouban, Max Griffin, Santiago Ponzinibbio, another close judging to Vicente Luque, and an armbar loss to Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Before his defeat to 10th. Planet Jiu-Jitsu brown belt, Jouban – Perry had scored nine wins from his first nine professional walks.
Submission specialist, Gall is expected to make his first Octagon appearance since his aforementioned win at UFC Fight Night Norfolk. Pairings with former WEC welterweight champion, and one-time interim UFC welterweight best, Carlos Condit fell apart, as well as a tie with the above noted, Oliveira since.
Known primarily for his UFC 203 rear-naked choke win over former professional wrestler, CM Punk – Gall would go on to then submit now ONE Championship prospect, Sage Northcutt in December of 2016. In his first professional blemish, the New Jersey native dropped a unanimous decision to Randy Brown at UFC 217. In a matching against longtime promotional challenger, Diego Sanchez, the 28-year-old lost a one-sided second-round stoppage via strikes, after rebounding with a rear-naked choke over George Sullivan.