|Born||Érik Gregorio Pérez Ruvalcaba
November 19, 1989
Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||67.0 in (170 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Diego, California|
|Years active||2008 - present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Érik "Goyito" Gregorio Pérez Ruvalcaba (born November 19, 1989) is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC. As of August 17, 2015, he is #15 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Pérez faced John Albert on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale replacing Byron Bloodworth who was removed from the bout. 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. 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.
Perez was briefly linked to a fight with Damian Stasiak on November 21, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. However, Stasiak was removed from the bout and replaced by Taylor Lapilus. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||15 wins||6 losses|
|Win||15–6||Taylor Lapilus||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum||November 21, 2015||3||5:00||Monterrey, Mexico|
|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||KO (punch)||UFC 150||August 11, 2012||1||0:17||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||11–4||John Albert||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live 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: Horwich vs. Rosholt 2||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|
- "Erik "Goyito" Pérez nos comparte de su vida". Fitness Monterrey. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- "Reconocen a Erik 'Goyito' Pérez, peleador de la UFC". INFO7. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov". UFC.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- UFC Fighter Rankings
- "Erik "El Goyito" Perez – The Journey From Monterrey to MMA’s UFC 150". Southwest Fight News. Aug 10, 2012.
- "Newcomer Erik Perez Steps In at TUF Live Finale". MMAWeekly.com. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- "Ken Stone meets Erik Perez in bantamweight bout at UFC 150 in Denver". mmajunkie.com. July 14, 2012.
- Dann Stupp (October 22, 2012). "Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth added to UFC 155 in December". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- Dann Stupp (March 6, 2013). "Unbeaten 135-pounders Johnny Bedford and Erik Perez meet at UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
- Staff (2013-04-22). "Erik Perez out, Johnny Bedford now meets Bryan Caraway at UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- 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.
- Regresa Erik “Goyito” Pérez a las Artes Marciales Mixtas 26 August 2013
- Tristan Critchfield (2013-09-16). "Erik Perez-Edwin Figueroa Bantamweight Clash Targeted for UFC 167 in Las Vegas". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- Matt Erickson (2014-04-07). "Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez slated for UFC Fight Night 43 in Albuquerque". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
- Mookie Alexander (2014-08-26). "Lamas vs. Bermudez, Ellenberger vs. Gastelum among four fights confirmed for UFC 180". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-10-10). "Erik Perez injured, out of UFC 180 fight with Marcus Brimage". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
- Luke Thomas (2015-08-18). "Erik Perez returns after injury layoff against Damian Stasiak at UFC Fight Night 78". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
- NickUFC (2015-10-15). "Taylor Lapilus replaces injured Damian Stasiak, faces Erik Perez in Mexico". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-21). "UFC Fight Night 78 results: Emotional Erik Perez tops Taylor Lapilus in front of home fans". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-05-24). "Bantamweights Erik Perez, Francisco Rivera to clash at UFC 201". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.