Perry’s penchant for spectacular knockouts is becoming a
“Platinum” garnered a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for
his first-round finish of short-notice foe Alex Reyes in
a featured welterweight affair. A knee in the clinch dropped Reyes,
and Perry landed one follow-up hammerfist before the contest was
waved off 79 seconds after it began.
Meanwhile, Uriah Hall
received the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night”
award for a come-from-behind victory over Krzysztof
Jotko in a preliminary middleweight showdown. After nearly
being finished in round one, Hall countered a Jotko jab with an
overhand right and finished the contest with follow-up punches on
the canvas 2:25 into round two.
Gillespie and Jason
Gonzalez earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece
for a wildly entertaining lightweight scrap. The combatants engaged
in several furious exchanges in the opening round, with Gillespie
dropping his foe with a right hand on one occasion. In round two,
Gillespie landed a takedown, move to full mount and submitted
Gonzalez with an arm-triangle choke at the 2:11 mark.