Érik Pérez

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Érik Pérez
Born Érik Gregorio Pérez
(1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 24)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Other names Goyito
Nationality Mexican
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Bantamweight
Reach 67.0 in (170 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Jackson's MMA
Years active 2008 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 14
By knockout 4
By submission 7
By decision 3
Losses 6
By submission 2
By decision 4
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. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–6 Bryan Caraway Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 2 1:52 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 14–5 Edwin Figueroa Decision (unanimous) UFC 167 November 16, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–5 Takeya Mizugaki Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 August 28, 2013 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 13–4 Byron Bloodworth TKO (punches) UFC 155 December 29, 2012 1 3:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–4 Ken Stone TKO (punches) UFC 150 August 11, 2012 1 0:17 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 11–4 John Albert Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale June 1, 2012 1 4:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–4 Paul McVeigh Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 8 December 10, 2011 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Win 9–4 James Brum Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 7 September 10, 2011 1 3:31 Birmingham, England
Win 8–4 Douglas Frey Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 17 July 15, 2011 3 5:00 Frisco, Texas, United States
Win 7–4 Jesse Thorton Submission (rear-naked choke) STFC 15: Nature of the Beast April 15, 2011 2 2:34 McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 6–4 France Atala Submission (rear-naked choke) Triple A Promotions March 12, 2011 1 1:53 Laredo, Texas, United States
Loss 5–4 Jason Sampson Decision (split) STFC: 9/3/10 September 3, 2010 3 5:00 McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss 5–3 David Fuentes Submission (armbar) STFC 11: Night of Champions May 28, 2010 3 3:01 McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 5–2 Jeremiah Castillo Submission (armbar) SCA: Duke City Fall Brawl 2 November 25, 2009 1 2:23 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 4–2 Fabian Jacquez Submission (rear-naked choke) DCMMAS: Duke City MMA Series 2 July 25, 2009 1 0:55 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 3–2 Albert Martinez TKO (punches) STFC 6: Evolution April 11, 2009 1 2:17 Odessa, Texas, United States
Win 2–2 Sabino Becerra Submission (triangle choke) STFC 4: Fuentes vs. King November 1, 2008 1 3:29 McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 1–2 Josh Scales TKO (punches) STFC 3: War Zone August 2, 2008 1 1:09 McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss 0–2 Alfredo Morales Decision (split) Warriors Fighting Championship June 28, 2008 3 3:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 0–1 Tim Snyder Decision (split) STFC 2: Aftershock May 3, 2008 3 N/A Edinburg, 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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