Perez scoring the TKO. (Photo by Tracy Lee)
Greg Jackson-trained bantamweight Erik Perez clearly had somewhere else he needed to be Saturday night, so he wasted no time in taking out Massachusetts native Ken Stone. Coming forward in their first exchange winging a right hook that was more guided missile than fist, Perez clipped his foe cleanly on the chin, and when Stone face-planted and rolled over, Stone followed him down and starched him with even more punches. Referee Herb Dean jumped in at the 17-second mark, and the victory via TKO — and new record among the 135-pounders — belonged to Perez.
The win is Perez's second in as many UFC appearances. In his Octagon debut, he deftly arm barred TUF veteran John Albert
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