A fighter often returns to the regional circuit after being shown the door by the big leagues. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to an east coast godfather showing his foes the steep price that a journey to the UFC entails. A professional since June 2011 and representing Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu, Frankie Perez owns an 11-4 record in 15 bouts as a professional comprised of six submissions, three decisions and two knockouts. Perez has spent the bulk of his professional tenure with Ring Of Combat and is also a four-fight veteran of the UFC. Perez has finished eight of his 11 professional wins.
In his MMA debut at Ring Of Combat 36, Perez submitted Andre Shuler via rear naked choke in the first round. He also defeated his next three opponents that saw wins over Allen Cozze and Ben Syers. Then at Ring Of Combat 43, Perez faced Alfred Walker and tapped him out via arm triangle choke in the second round. He also defeated Adam Townsend via unanimous decision at Ring Of Combat 45. Perez submitted his next two foes in Mike Santiago and Rafael Machado via rear naked choke in the first round at ROC 46 and ROC 47 respectively. For his lone outing with World Series Of Fighting at WSOF 13, he faced Tom Marcellino and defeated him via unanimous decision. In his second appearance with the UFC at UFN 74, Perez faced Sam Stout and defeated via TKO in round one to earn his second knockout win as a professional. It was also the only victory he would get during his tenure with the UFC.
Following his departure from the UFC, he returned to Ring Of Combat to face Jerome Mickle and went on to tap him out in the first round via rear naked choke. The win also earned Perez the sixth submission victory of his professional career. There is a steep price to pay if you do wrong by the godfather!