Dillon Danis has just challenged Mike Perry to a bare knuckle boxing match for the ‘King of Violence’ title that he recently won. This would be the first time that Danis has ever competed in a bare knuckle boxing match, and his only boxing experience is a single fight against Logan Paul that ended with him being disqualified. Not only was he disqualified in his only professional boxing match, but Danis was quite clearly on his way to losing a decision up until that point. He’s had a pretty varied combat sports career so it wouldn’t be completely surprising to see him try something new again, but he did recently announce his retirement from fighting altogether.
In start contrast to Dillon Danis, Mike Perry has had a huge amount of striking experience during his combat sports career. While Danis started out as a grappler and used those skills to win his only two MMA fights at Bellator, Perry has always been a striker first and foremost. He dabbled in boxing in the early days but his MMA career quickly took off when he knocked out all of his first 7 opponents. That earned him a chance in the UFC and although he registered a few more knockout wins, he left the UFC in 2021 with a 14-8 professional record.
Perry found the ideal sport for him soon after though, as he won his debut fight for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. He then faced elite striker Michael ‘Venom’ Page in his next fight and won another decision, before finishing former UFC middleweight world champion Luke Rockhold in the second round. He faced another former UFC world champion in his next fight and the promotion’s ‘King of Violence’ title was on the line when he faced Eddie Alvarez. Perry got another finish in the second round and now it seems like he might have a more unusual challenger next time around.
Dillon Danis issued the challenge to Mike Perry for a bare knuckle boxing match with his title on the line in a recent post to his official Twitter account: