After engaging in a ringside brawl at BKFC Tampa on Dec. 9, Julian Lane and “Platinum” Mike Perry will toe the line at the second installment of BKFC’s KnuckleMania in February. MMA journalist Chris Taylor first reported the bout.
Back in October, BKFC announced that Mike Perry was signed to a multi-fight deal with the promotion. In his first appearance with the organization, Perry was at the broadcast table when a bystander in the crowd threw something at Perry.
Mike Perry and Julian Lane
‘Platinum’ immediately jumped up from his chair and flew into the crowd, starting an impromptu brawl. It was later revealed that the bystander was none other than Lane.
Julian Lane (12-9-1 MMA, 2-4 BKFC) made his promotional debut at BKFC 4 in 2019.
Lane appeared for multiple MMA organizations before he transitioned to bare-knuckle boxing, including Bellator, CES MMA, and Cage Fury Fighting Championship.
Most MMA fans know Lane from Season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter, where, in a drunken stupor, he famously coined the line, “let me bang, bro!” Lane has since immortalized that phrase by tattooing it on his torso in December.
KnuckleMania 2 bout announcement
Mike Perry (14-8 MMA, 0-0 BKFC) makes his promotional debut at KnuckleMania 2.
Prior to signing with BKFC, ‘Platinum’ was a mainstay with the UFC going back to UFC 202 in 2016. During his time with the company, Perry went 7-8 overall, never winning more than two fights in a row. He was 1-4 in his last five bouts, with the lone win coming against CM Punk’s least favorite fighter, Mickey Gall.
In November, Perry participated in Triller’s inaugural Triad Combat event. He defeated Michael Seals via split decision after seven rounds of action. Perry received praise for his performance at the event, which increased interest in his future with BKFC.
KnuckleMania 2 is expected to take place in Hollywood, FL, but no venue has been announced for the event. No other contests have been confirmed as of this writing.
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