UFC 255: Mike Perry vs. Tim Means Play-by-Play

Both returning after a win, Mike Perry and Tim Means fought on the main card of Saturday’s UFC 255 card. Here’s how their fight went.

Bout 10: Mike Perry (14-6) vs. Tim Means (30-12-1) (Welterweight)

Means put together some punches early in the fight. Perry shot for a takedown 30 seconds into the fight, landing it from a clinch eventually. Perry had full guard on top. Perry transitioned to the back of Means in the second minute, looking for a rear naked choke while applying a body lock with his legs. Means was able to flip over and take full guard after escaping the choke. The fight returned to the feet with two minutes to go in the round. Perry scored with a hard right hook to the body in the final minute of the round. Means pressured Perry with a series of punches and leg kicks late in the round.

Means had the stronger strikes early in the second round, landing shots that were causing visible damage on Perry’s face. Perry seemingly hurt Means with a right cross in the third minute. They clinched after the shot, allowing Means to recover.

Perry looked for a takedown early in the third round, putting Means against the cage. Means was able to escape the clinch eventually, letting some punches go after leaving the position. The fight turned into a back-and-forth shootout on the feet halfway through the round, with both fighters trading punches to the head. Means ended the exchange by shooting for a takedown, putting Perry against the cage in a clinch. They returned to striking with just over a minute to go. The fighters went into another wild exchange of punches before they ran out of time. Going to the scorecards, Means was given the unanimous decision win (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28).

RESULT: Tim Means def. Mike Perry via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Perry 10 9 9 28
Means 9 10 10 29

Live coverage of UFC 255 can be viewed here.

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