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Tim Means Earns Decision Victory Over Hernani Perpetuo At UFC On Fox 12

Andrew Ravens

UFC on Fox 12

Tim Means (21-6) has 15 KO wins, 3 submissions and 3 decision victories in his MMA career with only 1 knockout, 2 submission losses in his MMA career. Also in his last four fights he is 2-2. He made his UFC debut against Bernardo Magalhaes at UFC on Fuel TV 1 – Sanchez vs. Ellenberger on Feb / 15 / 2012 and won the fight via Unanimous decision. He won his next fight against Justin Salas, but here is where his career has been up and down. He lost to Jorge Masvidal at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013 via Unanimous decision. He then lost to Danny Castillo at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013 via Unanimous decision. He went onto being cut from the UFC and beat Pete Spratt at LFC 23 – Legacy Fighting Championship 23 on Sep / 13 / 2013 via 1st Rd KO. In his last fight he beat Artenas Young at LFC 27 – Legacy Fighting Championship 27 on Jan / 31 / 2014 via 2nd Rd TKO.

Hernani Perpetuo (17-5) Has seven knockouts, four submissions and six wins by decision. Was on seven fight winning streak prior to making his UFC debut. He made that debut against Jordan Mein, which he lost via split decision at UFC on Fox 11 – Werdum vs. Browne on Apr / 19 / 2014.

Here is the play by play from that fight:

Round 1: Perpetuo lands a big time right then a flurry of strikes and Means is hurt. However, Means get’s a quick takedown, but Perpetuo get’s right back up. Perpetuo clinches, and then they break. Perpetuo with more strikes that has one that lands pretty good with a left hook. Means lands a nice body strike. Perpetuo with more leg kicks, but is missing a heavily thrown right hook. Mean is landing nice counter shots as well. Perpetuo bull rushes, he is throws a series of strikes. Means lands some mean elbows and we have a slugfest on our hands. Perpetuo just misses a spinning back kick. They exchange in the pocket, they clinch for a moment and are you keeping up at this point? Wow. Means accidentally pokes Perpetuo in the eye. Perpetuo says that Means head butted him, but nothing happens. This makes Perpetuo mad, but Means calms him down by trying for a takedown. They trade to the bell.

Round 2: They come out and Perpetuo bull rushes him again with strikes. Perpetuo with a body kick and then a spinning back kick. They trade in the pocket, Means lands a straight left and then an uppercut. Means just misses a flying knee and Perpetuo is hurt! Means starts T’ing off at Perpetuo, but Perpetuo is recovering and throwing more strikes as he comes back to his normal self. Means is starting to lean with a straight left. They trade to enter the third and final round.

Round 3: Means continues where he left off at the end of the second round. Perpetuo is still doing what he has been doing, but the bull rush approach is not working for him and Means is picking him apart. Means is doing a good job of sliding away from the strikes that Perpetuo is throwing. Perpetuo’s left hand might be hurt as he is not throwing any strikes with it and is keeping it down. Means is starting to go to town, while Perpetuo is talking trash. Means with a big combo that stuns Perpetuo. They trade to the bell.

Result: Tim Means def. Hernani Perpetuo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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