54°F
weather icon Clear
app-logo
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Mike Perry added to UFC 226 card in Las Vegas

Updated April 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Polarizing welterweight Mike Perry will look to snap a two-fight losing streak when he takes on Yancy Medeiros at UFC 226 in Las Vegas, sources close to the organization confirmed to the Review-Journal on Tuesday.

Perry had won four of his first five fights in the UFC, all by knockout, before his current slide.

He is even more well-known for his controversial comments and social media postings that have made him a lightning rod among fans and opponents.

Perry is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Max Griffin in February. He has yet to be finished in his professional career.

Medeiros had his three-fight win streak snapped with a loss to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in February.

UFC 226, which is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, takes place at T-Mobile Arena on July 7.

A bantamweight contender bout between Raphael Assuncao and Rob Font has also been added to the card.

More MMA: Follow all of our MMA and UFC coverage online at CoveringTheCage.com and @CoveringTheCage on Twitter.

Contact Adam Hill at ahill@reviewjournal.com or 702-277-8028. Follow @AdamHillLVRJ on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Adam Hill: There have to be consequences for Dana White

How could the UFC ever punish employees or fighters for anything if the premise that public shaming is the worst penalty of all is accepted? That’s not even to get started on the message it sends to female fans, fighters and employees.

UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar dead at age 45

Stephan Bonnar died Thursday from “presumed heart complications while at work,” according to a statement from UFC on Saturday.