One of the most controversial fighters in the UFC has his next date. Fighter Path was the first to report that “Platinum” Mike Perry (14-7) is going to be taking on Daniel Rodriguez (13-2) in his next fight.
The bout will take place at the UFC‘s Fight Night that is currently scheduled for April 10th. 2020 was a very eventful year for Mike Perry. He was in the news for a number of reasons and the majority were not positive.
There was footage of him getting into a bar fight and he also posted disturbing things online. However, there were some positive moments for Perry. He had a good win over Mickey Gall back in June and just after the new year, he became a father.
Perry also made headlines by having his fiancé be his only corner member for his win over Mickey Gall. The last time we saw Perry was back at UFC 255 when he took on Tim Means. Perry badly missed weight for the fight after filming himself eating junk food a few days before the weigh-ins.
The fight was incredibly entertaining and Means won the decision. No matter what people say about Mike Perry, they have to admit that he brings it inside the octagon. His opponent on April 10th is coming off of his first loss in the UFC.
UFC welterweight matchup
Standing opposite of Mike Perry on April 10th will be Daniel Rodriguez. Rodriguez made his UFC debut last year against Tim Means and won by submission. He then went on to defeat Gabriel Green and Dwight Grant before dropping a decision to Nicolas Dalby.
That loss at UFC 255 snapped a nine-fight win streak for Rodriguez. This is the highest profiled fight that Rodriguez has ever had. Whenever Perry fights, he seems to draw a lot of attention and I’m not expecting anything different.
Worth noting that this fight is taking place at 170 pounds. Hopefully we will see Perry be a little more disciplined in his approach and make the weight he’s contracted to make. Either way, this should be a fun scrap in April.