UFC middleweight Markus Perez starred as “Joker” for the duration of a memorable staredown in advance of his matchup at Saturday’s UFC Battle Island 6 card.
This weekend, Perez normally takes on UFC newcomer Dricus Du Plessis in what marks his sixth battle in the Octagon. Perez has gone just 2-3 so far in the UFC, but his fights have usually been fascinating for the enthusiasts. Nevertheless, Perez is not just acknowledged for what he does in the cage. “Maluko” is also identified for putting on makeup and on the lookout like Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker” for the duration of his earlier few weigh-ins. On Friday, he took it to a total other amount.
Check out out Perez’s extraordinary staredown with Du Plessis in advance of UFC Battle Island 6 (by using MMAFighting.com).
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Perez (12-3) is the previous LFA middleweight winner. The 30-year-previous Brazilian defeated Ian Heinisch in LFA to gain the 185lbs belt back in 2017 and he was quickly signed to the UFC. Perez has so significantly picked up submission wins above Anthony Hernandez and James Bochnovic, with decision losses to Andrew Sanchez, Wellington Turman, and Eryk Anders. Perez was originally set to fight Rodolfo Vieira on this card but he was changed by Du Plessis on shorter recognize. With a 2-3 report in the UFC, this is a have to-get fight for Perez.
Du Plessis (14-2) is building his UFC debut below following loads of encounter preventing for KSW in Poland and EFC in Africa. The South Africa native is just 26 several years old and all 14 of his expert wins have occur by stoppage. Du Plessis is coming off of consecutive stoppage wins around Brendan Lesar in EFC and Joliton Lutterbach in KSW to get this shot in the UFC. He has been combating skillfully because 2013 and his notable victory is a TKO get around Roberto Soldic in KSW.
What do you consider about Markus Perez and his “Joker” schtick?