Anthony Perosh: UFC career of an Australian pioneer

5Jul

Anthony Perosh is a pioneer of MMA in Australia. He has competed at both light heavyweight, as well as heavyweight and is a UFC veteran.

Perosh came on Bowks Talking Bouts to give a full career retrospective with notable highlights including: -watching MMA VHS' in 1995 as a BJJ player

-his MMA debut being a one-night heavyweight tournament vs three men

-the timeline of getting the call up for his UFC debut to fight Jeff Monson in the heavyweight ranks

-fighting at heavyweight on huge cards like UFC 61: Bitter Rivals and UFC 66: Liddell vs Ortiz II

-his return to the Australia MMA circuit in between UFC tenures

-how meeting Joe Silva in a hotel lobby lead to fighting Mirko Cro Cop

-his biggest UFC victories w/ a myriad of domestic wins in Australia

-getting knocked out by Ryan Jimmo in 7 seconds at UFC 149. But KOing Vinny Magalhães in 14 seconds during his next fight at UFC 163

-his MMA sendoff at the blockbuster UFC 193 Holm vs Rousey card

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