Former UFC scrapper Mike Perry has promised to deliver a knock-out when he meets Bellator star Michael ‘Venom’ Page on August 20th.
Perry will make his second appearance under the BKFC banner since departing the UFC when he is faced off with the always tricky Page. The event that’s set to take place at Wembley Arena will be the organisation’s first show in London.
The first BKFC outing of Perry’s was a triumphant victory over Julian Lane back in February, and in typical Perry fashion, the bout was a bloody battle until the end.
The 30-year-old American has made a name for himself with his aggressive fighting style and durability to absorb a truck-load of damage and continue to push the pace. Leading into the bout with Page, Perry believes he is at an advantage over his opponent due to Page’s kicking game been taking away from his arsenal.
Mike Perry Sends Michael Page a Message
“See if these knuckles fit in your mouth, boy, because I am coming for you,” Perry said about ‘MVP’ when talking to Mirror Fighting . “You long stringy skinny bean. I am going to knock your a** the f*** out.
“I am not going to let him get comfortable and let him get his timing going. It won’t be easy for him. Sometimes I might let people get a punch in, but I have prepared for the hard shots that do damage to people. I move with them punches. Nothing about this is going to be easy on either side. I am ready to come at him ferociously for two minutes per round until he falls down and can’t get back up.
“When I go in there and knock this guy out, will he want to come in and try it too? His feet are dangerous. But he is giving them up for this fight, but with just hands, I am going to be a problem in there for him. I think it is a fight that fans can really get in, too. We have two electrifying styles, but mine is more aggressive, and I definitely bring the fight.”
MVP’s First BKB Bout
August 20th will mark Page’s first time competing in BKB, but he has competed in professional boxing before. The No.2 ranked Bellator welterweight is still signed with the promotion and was granted permission by Bellator president Scott Coker to take the fight.
Page fell short in his last bout with Bellator in an interim welterweight title fight, losing out on a split decision to Logan Storley. With the momentum lost, Perry doesn’t feel previous wins or losses will have any impact on the fight.
“Coming off of a loss, he is obviously trying not to do that again,” Perry continued. “But I think both of us are now each other’s toughest fight so far and that we are ever going to have. We have been building up to this, and it is not really going to matter in terms of wins, losses and past and present. It is all about the now and when we are in there. It is good that the last thing that happened to him was a loss because that is where his head’s at right now.”
Who are you backing to leave the winner in this intriguing matchup between the ropes?
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