Report: Tim Means Steps In At UFC 255, Faces Mike Perry

Mike Perry needed a new opponent for UFC 255 after the withdrawal of Robbie Lawler and now he has one in the form of Tim Means.

Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the news.

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Perry (14-6-0) has won just one of his last three under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker. Perry hasn’t picked up a win on a UFC pay-per-view event in over two years, with his last such win coming at UFC 226 in July of 2018. Perry has picked up 14 wins as a professional MMA fighter, but none of them have come by way of submission.

Means (30-12-1-1NC) has rotated wins and losses in his last six fights, with the latest being a unanimous decision win over Laureano Staropoli at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik. Means is competing on a pay-per-view card for the first time since UFC 207 in December of 2016. Means has picked up 19 of 30 professional MMA wins by KO/TKO, with another six coming by decision.

UFC 255 takes place on Saturday, November 21 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

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