Mike Perry: Jake Paul's next opponent before Mike Tyson

The highly anticipated fight between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson has hit a few snags as of late. The fight's original date, July 20, was moved to November 15. But Jake Paul, ever the entertainer, has already found a new opponent for that original date.

Paul will take on mixed martial artist and Bare Knuckle Championship Fighter Michael Perry. Ironically, this isn't Perry's first involvement with a Paul brother. Perry was the backup fighter for the Logan Paul (now a WWE Superstar and United States Champion) vs. Dillon Danis fight on October 14, 2023. Obviously, Perry did not end up fighting in that match. That said, he has boxed before, but not since 2015.

Here's everything to know about Jake Paul's upcoming opponent.

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Mike Perry career fighting record

Perry has a career 14-8 record in professional MMA, with 11 of his wins coming via knockout. Perry started his professional career as a lightweight in 2014, but has slowly moved up in weight classes since. He has participated in the middleweight division since 2022.

Perry has participated in one boxing match in his career, a loss to Kenneth McNeil on March 28, 2015. Perry lost the fight via a fourth-round knockout.

Perry's recent success with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

Perry's recent fights have come with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) ever since his contract with UFC expired on October 26, 2021. Perry has been on a tear in the BKFC as of late. Here is a quick rundown of each of Perry's fights from the past two years:

  • August 20, 2022 – Perry beat veteran Bellator MMA fighter Michael Page by majority decision in six rounds

  • April 29, 2023 – Perry beat former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold by TKO

  • December 2, 2023 – Perry beat former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez by TKO in the second round

  • April 27, 2024 – Perry beat former BKFC Middleweight Champion Thiago Alves by first-round knockout

All in all, Perry has gone 6-0 in the BKFC, with three of those wins coming via knockout. Despite all of that success though, Perry has never been a champion.

Perry's measurables

  • Height: 5' 10"

  • Weight: 170 lbs

  • Reach: 71"

How to watch Jake Paul vs. Michael Perry:

The fight, set to be an eight-round cruiserweight matchup, will take place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida and will not be available on TV. It will be available for streaming on DAZN though.

  • Date: Saturday, July 20

  • Time: TBD

  • Where: Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida

  • Streaming: DAZN

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