Mickey Gall was as surprised as anyone that Mike Perry got the best of him during their grappling exchanges in the UFC on ESPN 12 co-main event this past Saturday night.
Perry’s ability to control positioning and land ground-and-pound played a major role in his unanimous decision triumph over Gall in their welterweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. While Gall enjoyed success early with straight punches and kicks to the body in Round 1, Perry continued to assert himself as the fight progressed.
“No excuses. Wasn’t really my night tonight,” Gall said in a video post on Instagram. “I feel like I was getting the better of the standup, but not in the grappling. Go figure, right?
“He was strong, stuffed some of my transitions. Hat’s off to Mike. I hope we get to fight again. I’ve got a good feeling we will fight again. I’m looking forward to it. I’m gonna ask to get back there in August once we get back to America. I want to stay active … I’m sorry to all my supporters -- friends, fans, family. I want to do a little better for you guys. This doesn’t change anything. I want to get back to work, I hold myself to a high standard and I’m still gonna be chasing a title.”
Gall rose to prominence thanks to a quick submission victory over former WWE star CM Punk in his second Octagon appearance at UFC 203. The Miller Brothers MMA representative has compiled a 6-3 record with all but one of his professional outings coming under the UFC banner. He owns UFC victories against the likes of Sage Northcutt, George Sullivan and Salim Touhari.
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Lost a decision. Fun fight for me. Much love everybody. I appreciate you guys. No excuses. I know who I am I’m holding my head high. I’ll be back in the octagon soon & better than ever. Gonna grow from this little loss. No where in the world would I have rather been tonight. Believe that. See you soon. I’m still full of love and gratitude Thanks for the love always (*when the @ufc gets back from fight island to America)