In a welterweight bout on the main card of UFC 255, Mike Perry will fight Tim Means Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 29-year-old Perry is walking into the octagon with a professional fighting record of 14-6. His last fight took place in June at UFC on ESPN 12, where he defeated Mickey Gall in Round 3 by unanimous decision.
Before that fight, “Platinum” Perry competed at Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 11 in February against Al Iaquinta in a grappling contest. He won the match with the fastest escape time. The former boxer lands 4.36 strikes per minute, with striking accuracy of 48 percent. Perry absorbs a significant amount of strikes per minute at 4.41, with his defense is at 56 percent. He is not as much of a wrestler in the octagon, with a takedown average per 15 minutes of 0.66.
Means is coming into the UFC APEX with a professional fighting record of 30-12-1 (1 NC). The 36-year-old from Albuquerque, New Mexico, last fought in August at UFC Fight Night 174, where he defeated Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision.
“The Dirty Bird” will be trying to win using his striking skills as he has 19 victories via TKOs/KOs. He lands 4.92 strikes per minute with an accuracy of 46 percent. However, Means absorbs fewer strikes than Perry at 3.53 per minute. His striking defense is also better than Perry at 61 percent.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Mike Perry vs. Tim Means at UFC 255 on November 21st.
Money line odds
Mike Perry: -148
Tim Means: +120
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