Filed under: Featured Videos , News , UFC , Videos ATLANTA – Erik Perez seemed poised for a decision win at UFC 201 when, in a head-scratching move, he decided to engage in one of Francisco Rivera’s typical brawls. The scene looked slightly crazy for most viewers and, as it turns out, it looked crazy for ultimately victorious Perez (16-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC), too. After taking home the unanimous decision on Saturday, a happy “Goyito” admitted, between laughs, he was “out of his mind” to fall into Rivera’s (11-7 MMA, 4-5 UFC) game. “I got crazy in the third round,” Perez said. “I got out of my mind, started doing a lot of hooks and made the fight crazy. But I loved to do that fight.
UFC 201 winner Erik Perez on risky third-round brawl with Francisco Rivera: ‘I got out of my mind’ – MMA Junkie