36 Facts About Anthony Perosh


Anthony Perosh was born on 5 October 1972 and is a retired Australian professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Anthony Perosh began training in martial arts while doing security work to help pay for college tuition.


In 1997 Anthony Perosh moved to Dallas, Texas to train with Carlos Machado for over two years.


Anthony Perosh is a fourth degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, still under Machado.


Anthony Perosh trained to compete in mixed martial arts after he received his black belt when he was 31 years old.


Anthony Perosh made his professional mixed martial arts debut on 29 November 2003 defeating Api Hemara by first round rear-naked choke submission.


Anthony Perosh went on to fight two more times that night, winning both bouts by submission.

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Anthony Perosh's next fight came against Christian Wellisch at UFC 66 in a bloody brawl that saw both fighters knock each other down along with Perosh earning more takedowns while Wellisch landed more strikes.


On 22 May 2009, Anthony Perosh won the quarter-final match against Nate Carey at CFC 8.


Anthony Perosh won the semi-final match against Dave Frendin at CFC 9 on 11 July 2009.


On 21 August 2009, Anthony Perosh was defeated by future UFC veteran James Te-Huna in the finals, at CFC 10.


At UFC 110, the UFC's debut event in Australia on 20 February 2010, Anthony Perosh made his return to the UFC filling in as a late replacement for Ben Rothwell against legendary kickboxer and former 2006 Pride World Grand Prix Openweight Champion Mirko Cro Cop on a mere two days notice.


Doctors called an end to the fight with Cro Cop at the end of the second round, as Anthony Perosh was bleeding from a cut sustained midway through the 2nd round by a vicious elbow from his opponent.


On 27 March 2010, Anthony Perosh announced he would be undergoing knee surgery in the coming weeks and that he hoped that his next fight in the UFC would take place some time in September 2010.


Anthony Perosh won the fight by rear-naked choke submission at 2:45 of the first round in front of his hometown crowd in Sydney, Australia; he stated post-fight that he feels much stronger at light heavyweight and would like to see how far he can go in his new weight class.


Anthony Perosh was scheduled to face Krzysztof Soszynski on 11 June 2011 at UFC 131.


However, Anthony Perosh was forced from the bout with an eye injury and was replaced by Igor Pokrajac.


On 5 November 2011 at UFC 138 Anthony Perosh defeated Cyrille Diabate via submission at 3:09 of round two to gain his second UFC win in succession.


Anthony Perosh next faced promotional newcomer Nick Penner on 3 March 2012 at UFC on FX 2.


Anthony Perosh won the fight via TKO in the first round.


Anthony Perosh faced Ryan Jimmo on 21 July 2012 at UFC 149, losing via KO in 7 seconds.


Anthony Perosh was expected to face Joey Beltran on 15 December 2012 at UFC on FX 6.


However, Anthony Perosh was forced from the bout with a toe injury and replaced by Igor Pokrajac.


Anthony Perosh won the fight via knockout just 10 seconds in the first round.


Anthony Perosh faced Ryan Bader on 7 December 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33.

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Anthony Perosh lost the fight via unanimous decision.


Anthony Perosh was expected to face Gian Villante on 28 June 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43.


However, Anthony Perosh was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Sean O'Connell.


Anthony Perosh faced Guto Inocente at UFC Fight Night 55 on 8 November 2014.


Anthony Perosh won the fight via submission in the first round.


Anthony Perosh faced Sean O'Connell on 10 May 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65.


Anthony Perosh lost the fight via TKO in the first round.


Anthony Perosh faced Gian Villante on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193.


Anthony Perosh lost the fight via knockout in the first round.


Anthony Perosh announced his retirement from active competition in January 2016.


Anthony Perosh previously ran Sinosic Anthony Perosh Martial Arts, with his business and training partner, former UFC veteran Elvis Sinosic in Sydney.