At the recent UFC Fight Night Uruguay event, Mike Perry not only suffered a loss to opponent Vincente Luque, but came away with a nasty injury as well. Photos and video of Mike Perry’s broken nose are now making the rounds, showing exactly what happened to the MMA fighter’s face this past weekend.
Mike Perry’s nose broken by knee shot
Perry was facing Vincente Luque as part of Saturday’s UFC Uruguay card. The two fighters lasted throughout the entire bout which meant plenty of blood was spilled. On one particular sequence, Luque connected with a brutal knee shot to Perry’s face. That powerful connection ended up breaking Mike Perry’s nose, as seen in the video clip below.
The moment Mike Perry broke his nose pic.twitter.com/Fz0AD1rxNm
— Fightful MMA & Boxing (@FightfulMMA) August 11, 2019
In the GIF below, a trainer attends to Perry’s injury, clearly a broken nose. Despite the injury, Perry didn’t go down, nor throw in the towel. That’s the nature of the beast and Perry is clearly one who doesn’t give up.
— UFC (@ufc) August 11, 2019
Both fighters were bloodied as early as the second round. In the third, Luque put a guillotine hold on Perry which caused a noticeable amount of blood to pour out of Perry’s face. He not only had the broken nose but also cuts sustained during Luque’s other strikes or knees.
— World of MMA (@CM_fights) August 11, 2019
Following the fight, Mike Perry was taken to hospital for further treatment. According to an Ariel Helwani tweet, an hour of surgery helped set things straight. Helwani also noted that Perry will be unable to have any contact on the nose for six months, so that rules out fighting and possibly training too much in that timespan.
Update on Mike Perry via his manager Abraham Kawa: the surgery on his nose took an hour. He’s in good spirits & is happy people enjoyed the fight & that some believe he won. Plan is to get discharged tomorrow night and then fly home. No contact on the nose for at least 6 months.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 11, 2019
Perry in good spirits despite injury, loss
Adding insult to injury for Mike Perry and his team was also the UFC fight’s result. The fight went the distance but unfortunately for him, the judges awarded it in favor of Vincent Luque, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29. However, a lot of fans, along with Perry and his team, believe they were the winning side.
Despite losing and having his nose broken, Perry seemed to take things just fine, as he posted to his Instagram with a caption reading “Still can’t knock me out” as he flipped double birds in the shot.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 11, 2019
The fight also earned Fight of the Night honors with the event shown live as part of UFC on ESPN+ this past weekend. Perry earned a $50,000 bonus despite loss and injury. It also earned him more respect despite taking the loss, as fans saw just how much punishment he takes while he just keeps on going.