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UFC Fight Night 116 post-event facts: Mike Perry's power gaining a reputation

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The return of Luke Rockhold was a triumphant one on Saturday when the former UFC middleweight champion defeated David Branch in the UFC Fight Night 116 main event.
After a more than 15-month layoff, Rockhold added another stoppage to his historically illustrious resume in the 185-pound division when he forced Branch to tap out to strikes in the second round on the FS1-televised fight card at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Rockhold's victory capped off an event which featured eight stoppages out of 10 fights. For
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Thiago Alves stands behind UFC-Pittsburgh withdrawal, says Mike Perry still has 'ass whooping' coming

Thiago Alves stands behind UFC-Pittsburgh withdrawal, says Mike Perry still has 'ass whooping' coming

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Thiago Alves made history this past week when he withdrew from a scheduled UFC bout for a record eighth time in his career. It's a dubious footnote to have on his resume, but he doesn't regret his decision in the slightest.
Alves was booked to fight Mike Perry in Saturday's UFC Fight Night 116 co-headliner, which took place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. “The Pitbull,” who lives and trains in Florida, was in the path of Hurricane Irma, but instead of leaving early to avoid the storm like some other fighters based in the state, opted to stay put.
That decision ultimately cost the former...
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UFC-Pittsburgh winner Mike Perry on Robbie Lawler callout: 'If you don't ask, you won't receive'

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Filed under: News , UFC , Videos Mike Perry knows he might not get his wish of fighting Robbie Lawler . But you can't blame a guy for trying.
Perry added yet another victim to his list this Saturday, when a knee put a quick end to the meeting with last-minute replacement Alex Reyes at UFC Fight Night 116. Much like the exciting finish, what followed was something that has come to be expected from the audacious welterweight in the octagon: post-fight shenanigans.
This time, they included a mesmerizing rooster dance and the ambitious callout of Lawler, an ex-titleholder who might be the next...
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