Érik Pérez

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Érik Pérez
BornÉrik Gregorio Pérez
(1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 24)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Other namesGoyito
NationalityMexican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach67.0 in (170 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico
TeamJackson's MMA
Years active2008 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins14
By knockout4
By submission7
By decision3
Losses6
By submission2
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Érik Pérez
BornÉrik Gregorio Pérez
(1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 24)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Other namesGoyito
NationalityMexican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach67.0 in (170 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico
TeamJackson's MMA
Years active2008 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins14
By knockout4
By submission7
By decision3
Losses6
By submission2
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Érik "Goyito" Gregorio Pérez (born November 19, 1989) is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC. As of September 29, 2014, he is #13 in official UFC bantamweight rankings.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

BAMMA[edit]

Pérez faced Paul McVeigh at BAMMA 8. He won the back and forth fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Upon his permanent move to United States, Érik Pérez established a full-time training camp at Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[3] Érik Pérez is managed by VFD Sports Marketing

Pérez faced John Albert on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale replacing Byron Bloodworth who was removed from the bout.[4] Pérez won the fight via controversial armbar submission as Albert did not appear to verbally submit or tap out but the fight was stopped by referee Kim Winslow.

Pérez next faced Ken Stone on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.[5] He won via first round KO in 17 seconds. With this win, Pérez obtained the fastest Bantamweight knockout in UFC and WEC Bantamweight history, beating Damacio Page's 18-second KO over Marcos Galvao.

Pérez fought Byron Bloodworth on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155.[6] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Pérez was expected to face Johnny Bedford on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159.[7] However, Pérez pulled out of the bout just days before the event citing an injury and was replaced by Bryan Caraway.[8]

Pérez faced Takeya Mizugaki on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27[9] He lost the fight via split decision.[10]

Pérez next faced Edwin Figueroa at UFC 167.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Pérez faced Bryan Caraway on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[12] He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the second round.

Perez was expected to face Marcus Brimage on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180.[13] However, Perez pulled out of the bout in mid-October citing a shoulder injury.[14]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss14–6Bryan CarawaySubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. KhabilovJune 7, 201421:52Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win14–5Edwin FigueroaDecision (unanimous)UFC 167November 16, 201335:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss13–5Takeya MizugakiDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2August 28, 201335:00Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win13–4Byron BloodworthTKO (punches)UFC 155December 29, 201213:50Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win12–4Ken StoneTKO (punches)UFC 150August 11, 201210:17Denver, Colorado, United States
Win11–4John AlbertSubmission (armbar)The Ultimate Fighter 15 FinaleJune 1, 201214:18Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–4Paul McVeighDecision (unanimous)BAMMA 8December 10, 201135:00Nottingham, England
Win9–4James BrumSubmission (rear-naked choke)BAMMA 7September 10, 201113:31Birmingham, England
Win8–4Douglas FreyDecision (unanimous)Shark Fights 17July 15, 201135:00Frisco, Texas, United States
Win7–4Jesse ThortonSubmission (rear-naked choke)STFC 15: Nature of the BeastApril 15, 201122:34McAllen, Texas, United States
Win6–4France AtalaSubmission (rear-naked choke)Triple A PromotionsMarch 12, 201111:53Laredo, Texas, United States
Loss5–4Jason SampsonDecision (split)STFC: 9/3/10September 3, 201035:00McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss5–3David FuentesSubmission (armbar)STFC 11: Night of ChampionsMay 28, 201033:01McAllen, Texas, United States
Win5–2Jeremiah CastilloSubmission (armbar)SCA: Duke City Fall Brawl 2November 25, 200912:23Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win4–2Fabian JacquezSubmission (rear-naked choke)DCMMAS: Duke City MMA Series 2July 25, 200910:55Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win3–2Albert MartinezTKO (punches)STFC 6: EvolutionApril 11, 200912:17Odessa, Texas, United States
Win2–2Sabino BecerraSubmission (triangle choke)STFC 4: Fuentes vs. KingNovember 1, 200813:29McAllen, Texas, United States
Win1–2Josh ScalesTKO (punches)STFC 3: War ZoneAugust 2, 200811:09McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss0–2Alfredo MoralesDecision (split)Warriors Fighting ChampionshipJune 28, 200833:00Mexico City, Mexico
Loss0–1Tim SnyderDecision (split)STFC 2: AftershockMay 3, 20083N/AEdinburg, Texas, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov". UFC.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  3. ^ "Erik "El Goyito" Perez – The Journey From Monterrey to MMA’s UFC 150". Southwest Fight News. Aug 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Newcomer Erik Perez Steps In at TUF Live Finale". MMAWeekly.com. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ken Stone meets Erik Perez in bantamweight bout at UFC 150 in Denver". mmajunkie.com. July 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ Dann Stupp (October 22, 2012). "Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth added to UFC 155 in December". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Dann Stupp (March 6, 2013). "Unbeaten 135-pounders Johnny Bedford and Erik Perez meet at UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Staff (2013-04-22). "Erik Perez out, Johnny Bedford now meets Bryan Caraway at UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  9. ^ Staff (2013-06-11). "Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez set for UFC on Fox Sports 1 2 in Indy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  10. ^ Regresa Erik “Goyito” Pérez a las Artes Marciales Mixtas 26 August 2013
  11. ^ Tristan Critchfield (2013-09-16). "Erik Perez-Edwin Figueroa Bantamweight Clash Targeted for UFC 167 in Las Vegas". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-04-07). "Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez slated for UFC Fight Night 43 in Albuquerque". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  13. ^ Mookie Alexander (2014-08-26). "Lamas vs. Bermudez, Ellenberger vs. Gastelum among four fights confirmed for UFC 180". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-10-10). "Erik Perez injured, out of UFC 180 fight with Marcus Brimage". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-10-10. 

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