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Video: Mike Perry punches man in restaurant, charged with assault

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Days removed from his most recent UFC victory, welterweight fighter Mike “Platinum” Perry has been charged with assault for punching a man in a Texas restaurant on Tuesday night.

Lubbock, Texas police confirmed to MMA Fighting that Perry was cited for Class A assault, a misdemeanor, but was not arrested. There were allegedly three victims of Perry’s tirade.

Perry was reportedly at a Lubbock restaurant with his girlfriend, Latory Gonazlez, who lives the in the area, when he got into a physical altercation with another person. When asked to leave, he reportedly punched an employee of the restaurant, according to TMZ Sports, which obtained the police report of the assault.

The portion of the incident caught on video appears to pick up after Perry allegedly punched the employee, as he can be seen being led out of the restaurant while yelling and screaming, including using a racial slur.

As Perry is nearly out of the restaurant, he can be heard to say, “I’ll knock your ass out.” A moment later, things got physical again and Perry punched an older man who immediately dropped to the ground. Police later reported that the man appeared to be unconscious when they arrived on the scene. He was transported to the hospital.

The police report also notes that Perry insisted he was just trying to leave the restaurant peacefully, but people were “putting hands on me as I was trying to leave the building.” He then admitted to getting physical with multiple people, but insisted that he was merely responding to other people putting hands on him first.


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Mike Perry’s alleged assault in a Texas restaurant

Tyler Ray plans to break Maycon Mendonca at LFA 84

Following an undefeated 2019, welterweight Tyler Ray was looking to keep his momentum going when he faced Josh Streacker at LFA 80 this past January.

Pat way through the second round, Ray was able to finish Streacker on the ground with a rear naked choke, but it’s not his grappling game that he is most happy with when it comes to the performance.

“I felt like I was looking a lot better and more comfortable on my feet in this fight,” Ray told MMAWeekly.com. “Everybody thinks I’m just a wrestler, but I haven’t really been able to showcase my striking yet, so the last fight I felt like I really got to show that I’m a lot more comfortable on my feet than people think I am.

“(Streacker’s) a tough striker with a lot of knockouts, so I was just trying to keep the pressure on him and get the takedown and get the submission. It ended up happening in the second round. I’m happy to get another finish; and a submission at that.”

Following the win over Streacker, Ray was hoping to fight again sooner than later when the novel coronavirus hit, forcing event cancellations. Ray was able to use the time productively by being able to focus on developing his game rather than focusing on a fight camp.

“All I could do was put my nose down to the grindstone and just get better,” said Ray. “The past few months I’ve done nothing but train. We’ve still been getting sessions in with a smaller group at different times of the day in different locations.

“I’ve been able to keep training and really work on technique when you don’t have that stress about having another fight. You can really just learn and take the time to study, when most of the time you’ve got a fight you’ve got to put time into strength and conditioning and cardio and all of that, so sometimes technique gets pushed to the side a little bit. It’s been nice to just work on technique and film study and all of that.”

Ray (6-1) will look to keep his five-fight winning streak going when he faces Maycon Mendonca (8-4) in a main card 170-pound bout at LFA 84 on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.


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“(Mendonca’s) a taller guy with range and good striking, but I feel I’m the better grappler, the better wrestler, I’m stronger, more explosive and am going to be faster,” Ray said. “His whole game plan is to keep me at range – he doesn’t want me close – so I have to keep the pressure on him, put on a high pace, and he won’t be able to keep up with my pace for three rounds.

“The game plan is the same as always: I’m a pressure fighter; that’s what I do; I come out and put on a pace, and guys break.”

While Ray would like to punch his ticket to the next level in 2020, his mind is strictly set on LFA 84 and nothing beyond that.

“I’m always a guy who doesn’t like to plan too far ahead,” said Ray. “I’m not looking past (Mendonca). He’s a good opponent. I respect him as an opponent, so I’m not going to take anything for granted or look past him at all. Right now my focus is July 10 and go out there and get another finish, do my job, then I’ll worry about the rest of the year.”

Welcome to UFC Fight Island: Flash Forum Arena Behind the Scenes sneak peak video!

UFC Fight Island - Flash Forum


It’s almost time!!!!

MMAWeekly.com is on location on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, where we’re bringing you a behind the scenes sneak peak at the Flash Forum, the arena where the UFC will hold its events on Fight Island.

The fight promotion kicks off a 15-day span of four events with UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal on Saturday.

The UFC 251 headlining bout will see welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defend against late-replacement and BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski makes the first defense of his belt against Max Holloway, the man he took it from, in the UFC 251 co-main event. A third title bout featuring Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight belt is also slated for Saturday’s event.


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Jessica Andrade willing to fight even at 125 or 135 pounds | UFC 251 Fight Island

Jessica Andrade UFC 251 Media Day


Jessica Andrade will be rematching fellow former champion Rose Namajunas at strawweight (115 pounds) at UFC 251 on Saturday, but says that she is ready to fight wherever needed, even at flyweight (125 pounds) and maybe even bantamweight (135 pounds).

Hear everything Jessica Andrade had to say at the UFC 251 Media Day from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The UFC 251 headlining bout will see welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defend against late-replacement and BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski makes the first defense of his belt against Max Holloway, the man he took it from, in the UFC 251 co-main event. A third title bout featuring Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight belt is also slated for Saturday’s event.

UFC 251 is the first of four events that will be held over a 15-day span on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the host for UFC Fight Island.

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Welcome to UFC Fight Island: Flash Forum Arena Behind the Scenes sneak peak!

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