MMA Preview – Mike Perry vs Tim Means at UFC 255

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When is UFC 255? Sunday 22nd November, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 255? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 255? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC 255 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 255? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Mike Perry (14-6) returns to the cage carrying his bag of personal problems. He seems one incident away from losing his job, but he is back to doing what he does best. He is 7-6 in the UFC but has come up against killers and always puts on a show. The brawler met his match with Vicente Luque who rearranged his face during a decision and Geoff Neal who finally gave Perry his first knockout loss. However, he got back in the win column in his last fight by completely outclassing and overpowering Mickey Gall.

Robbie Lawler was lined up for a mouth-watering pairing, but he got injured giving Tim Means (30-12-1(1)) the opportunity to step up in another great match-up. Means is a veteran with a UFC record of 12-9(1) and has had his fair share of wars. He got starched by Niko Price and submitted Thiago Alves last year and this year he got submitted by Daniel Rodriguez but is coming off a superb decision win against Laureano Staropoli.


Change of opponent for Perry but the game plan will be the same as Means will come to throw down. Means is the better technical boxer. but Perry has more power and durability. They both have a high volume of significant strikes but also absorb a lot, especially Perry who eats nearly five significant strikes a minute.

Means has solid defence but Perry does not need to make much contact to change the course of the fight. If Means can utilise his four-inch reach and height advantage to control the range, he can frustrate Perry and counter when he rushes in.

Means is a good shout as the underdog but the moment the fight slips into a brawl, you have to back Perry.

Prediction: Perry via KO/TKO

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