Tim Means steps in for Robbie Lawler to fight Mike Perry at UFC 255

Tim Means steps in for Robbie Lawler to fight Mike Perry at UFC 255

Mike Perry has a new opponent for UFC 255.

MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that Tim Means is stepping in to fight Perry at the Nov. 21 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Means replaces Robbie Lawler, who was scheduled to face Perry before bowing out with an injury last week.

The Means-Perry fight was first reported by ESPN.

Means (30-12-1, 1 NC) has alternated wins and losses in his previous six appearances. He has fought twice in 2020, with his most recent outcome being a unanimous decision win over Laureano Staropoli at a UFC Fight Night in August. His UFC record stands at 12-9 with one no contest.

For Perry, this will be his first fight since his involvement in a physical altercation at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas, this past July. According to a police report, Perry struck at least three different people, resulting in him being charged with Class A assault. He later apologized to the UFC and his sponsors.

In October, Perry’s ex-wife Danielle Nickerson accused Perry of domestic violence in an interview with MMA Junkie.

Perry (14-6) recently snapped a two-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision win over Mickey Gall at UFC on ESPN 12 in June.

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