BKFC 56 rounded off an incredibly action-packed weekend for fight fans. Arguably the event many were looking forward to the most, it is safe to say it delivered as they hoped. Notably, the main man of the night was Mike Perry, who secured yet another monumental victory.
On December 2, Perry took on Eddie Alvarez as the headliner of BKFC 56. In what was the promotion’s biggest-ever card, fans lined up to see the bloody brawl that would ensue. For the most part, the fight was pretty much the slugfest many wanted to see. However, a swelling in Alvarez’s left eye meant the fight would not go on longer than 2 rounds.
Mike Perry’s Fighter Pay 💰
$1.3 Million (15 UFC Fights)
$1.1 Million ( 1 BKFC Fight)
Mike Perry earned $1 million + for his fight vs Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 56.
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As such, ‘Platinum’ was declared the winner of the fight and handed the ‘King of Violence’ title as well. Having firmly established himself as the star man of the company, Mike Perry has now amassed a few very impressive victories. Still undefeated, Perry also earned a reported $1.1 million for his latest fight. Reportedly, Mike was set to earn around the $1 million mark, and by the looks of it, it has overshot the projections as well.
Notably, many have drawn comparisons between Mike Perry’s recent payout and that of his UFC career. According to sources, Perry made a reported $1.3 million during his 15 fights with the UFC. Whilst it may be alarming to see, it should be noted that Mike only managed to win 7 out of his 15 fights. With that said, it was still an interesting comparison nonetheless.
Mike Perry reveals his $8 million BKFC contract
For the most part, many may not have expected Mike Perry to make such big paydays after essentially getting kicked out of the UFC. However, whilst Mike has often divided fan opinion, he is still an entertaining fighter. Although he never showcased any elite-level skills, he was always ready to scrap.
Whilst such fighters hardly make a go against the cream of the crop competition, other promotions, like BKFC, serve as the perfect place for them. Here, fans expect nothing but pure and unadulterated violence from the fighters and not so much of technical and sophisticated skill.
Thus, with Mike Perry impressing with three wins on the bounce, the promotion deemed the 32-year-old to be too important. As such, according to Perry, the promotion tied him down to a very lucrative deal. Speaking on MMA Fighting, Mike said, “I have to say they put about $8 million on contract. I’ll just go ahead and put that out there because f*** them, they’ve got to fight me now because I’m ready to make this money”.
Whilst it was heavily reported by media outlets at the time, there was no real way to verify the information. However, considering the reports of his latest payouts, it would appear as though Mike was correct. Thus, with his new contract, fans will be very excited about potential fights in the future.