Staying active when you are in the process of unlocking your professional potential will open doors for athletes beyond the scope of their wildest dreams. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a leopard of Carolina lightning ready to deliver thunderbolts from nature’s sky. A professional mixed martial artist since November 2019 and representing Team Pheonix, Katie Perez owns a 4-4 record in eight appearances comprised of three submissions and one knockout. Perez has fought for various organizations over the course of her career as a professional MMA fighter including Combate Global, Invicta Fighting Championships and Cage Fury Fighting Championships. She has finished all four of her victories during her time in the professional ranks with 100 percent of those wins coming within the distance. Perez has one first-round finish under her belt to go along with two third-round finishes and a single second-round finish in her eight appearances so far as a professional mixed martial artist. She also appeared in Invicta Fighting Championships Pheonix Series 4 Atomweight tournament in 2021. All four of Perez’s wins during her pro career have been within three rounds.
At Hoosier Fight Club 42, Perez tapped out Kara Marie Vislosky via triangle choke in the third round. She submitted Brenda Enriquez in round two via rear-naked choke at MTF 18 Logan. Then in her promotional debut with Combate Global, Perez tapped out Chrisoula Koukouvetakis via triangle choke in the first round to earn her third submission win as a professional.
In the opening contest of Combate Global Mexico versus Japan, she defeated Stephanie Iruzzo via technical knockout in round three. The victory earned Perez the first and only knockout win of her professional career in addition to win number two under the Combate Global banner. Entering a chess match will give Perez all the more reason to pounce if an opponent exposes their flaws!