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Mike Perry hoping for slugfest in Nashville, but expects Jake Ellenberger to wrestle

Tom Taylor - March 23, 2017

On April 22, when the UFC touches down in Nashville, Tennessee, “Platinum” Mike Perry will test his mettle against one of the welterweight division’s most experienced competitors: Jake Ellenberger. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Perry weighed in on this looming scrap with Ellenberger. Though he acknowledged that Ellenberger has experience on his side, he doesn’t expect the veteran to give him any new looks.

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'Platinum' Mike Perry: Ellenberger showed he's a punk, a quitter in Masvidal fight

Tom Taylor - March 23, 2017

On April 22, fan favorite slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry will attempt to rebound from his first professional loss. His opponent in this effort will be brick-fisted welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger. In advance of this fight, Perry joined host Kinch on BJ Penn Radio to give his take on Ellenberger as an opponent. Apparently, Perry had nothing against his upcoming foe until they appeared together on Chael Sonnen’s You’re Welcome Podcast, where Ellenberger let some trash talk fly.

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Mike Perry

Report: "Platinum" Mike Perry Returns to the Octagon at 'UFC Nashville'

Tom Taylor - March 3, 2017

“Platinum” Mike Perry is poised for a return to the Octagon. The fan favorite welterweight will be taking on Jake Ellenberger at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, which goes down on April 22nd on Fox Sports 1 at the Bridgestone Arena according to the Los Angeles Daily News. This bout will be Perry’s fourth in the UFC’s Octagon. In his first Octagon appearance, which occurred in August of 2016, he scored a thudding, first-round TKO over dangerous South Korean talent Hyun Gyu Lim. In his second UFC bout, which occurred in October, he put Danny Roberts down in the third round of a thrilling, back-and-fourth scrap, sealing the deal with a knee and several followup punches. In his most recent bout, finally, Perry experienced his first pro loss, giving up a decision to the more experienced Alan Jouban on the main card of December’s UFC on Fox 22. With this loss, his overall record moved to 9-1.

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Jorge Masvidal

Jake Ellenberger plans to appeal strange loss to Jorge Masvidal

Tom Taylor - December 4, 2016

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card produced a handful of excellent fights, as Demetrious Johnson and Tim Elliot entertained in the main event, Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo thrilled in the co-main event, and Ion Cutelaba and Jared Cannonier delivered a thriller earlier on the main card. The card also produced one of the strangest finishes in UFC history. This finish occurred in the fourth bout of the main card, when Jorge Masvidal and Jake Ellenberger duked it out at welterweight.

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USADA shows up at 5:45 am and is greeted by Jake Ellenberger's Smith & Wesson

Russell Ess - October 27, 2016

UFC fighters can be startled with some rude awakenings by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). With USADA’s random drug testing, they can show up during all kinds of odd hours where a fighter isn’t typically expecting any company.

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Jake Ellenberger recalls period of uncertainty regarding future with UFC

bjpenndotcom - August 4, 2016

When Jake Ellenberger stepped into the Octagon to fight Matt Brown on the main card of UFC 201 last month, ‘The Juggernaut’ knew he was in a must-win situation. Ellenberger entered the bout on a 2-fight losing streak, going 1-4 in his last 5 fights. Ellenberger put on a spectacular performance as he dropped Brown just seconds into the fight, ultimately finishing ‘The Immortal’ later in the round with a perfectly placed liver kick.