Vicente Luque- The Man Who Broke Mike Perry’s Nose

Published 03/26/2021, 1:34 AM EDT


Vicente Luque is one of the toughest guys in the UFC welterweight division who likes to showcase the same by standing and trading with his opponents. This was on full display against a tough opponent in Mike Perry when the duo met back in 2019. Luque and ‘Platinum’ collided in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night Montevideo. Fans were expecting a bloodbath and were not disappointed as the fight exceeded expectations.

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In this fight, Luque broke Mike Perry’s nose and Perry lost the bout by decision after 3 hard-fought rounds. The contest was very competitive, both fighters were tough as nails and every second of the bout was very exciting.

No one could take their eyes away from the fight because both athletes were punching and kicking back and forth. It was a dogfight that had an abundance of blood spilled, and the fans present went berserk by what transpired within the octagon.

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The crowd cheered both the fighters even after the fight was over. Everyone was thrilled with what they had witnessed. After the fight, Luque said, “He is a tough guy, this is my first decision win in the UFC and it couldn’t be to a tougher guy like Perry.” (via a translator)

Both fighters got a 50k Fight of the Night bonus paycheck from Dana White.

Mike Perry doesn’t mind taking damage

Mike Perry was asked about his nose injury after four months after his fight to which he replied “My face doesn’t mind taking damage it really doesn’t.”

‘Platinum’ touched on the time when Donald Cerrone caught him in an armbar. He continued, “The nose doesn’t affect me today, the arm still affects me from the armbar. I think the armbar was the worst injury”.

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Certainly, Mike Perry is not shy of getting scars or broken bones unless and until it’s degrading his performance. ‘Platinum’ is a savage and a straight-up killer inside the Octagon. He might have suffered a broken nose in the fight with Vicente Luque, but his will did not break as he fought until the end.

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As the first fight has already delivered, a rematch is what fans would love to see in the future. Would you like to see the rematch?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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