Hernani Perpetuo vs. Tim Means
Round 1: Means moved forward and Perpetuo hits him with a combination. He lands left hand that has Means looking to get the fight to the ground. Perpetuo shakes off the attempt and they separate. Means lands an inside leg kick. Perpetuo moves in with a combination. Means covers and fires back. Means inches forward. They exchange leg kicks. Perpetuo looking to counter strike. He rushes forward with a flurry. Means clinches and delivers two elbows on the inside. Means lands an outside leg kick. Perpetuo moves in with a left hook. He lands a hard kick to the body. Perpetuo catches a finger in the eye and he is given time to recover. Referee Herb Dean tells Means to watch his fingers. He advises Perpetuo to watch his as well, and the fight is restarted. Perpetuo is getting aggressive. He lands a leg kick. Means fires off a knee at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Perpetuo.
Round 2: Round 2: Means lands first in the second frame with an outside leg kick. Perpetuo misses with a combination. The pace slows a bit. Perpetuo lands an inside leg kick. Perpetuo throws a high kick that’s blocked. He spins and lands a kick to the body. Means delivers a front kick to the body. Means lands a left hand that staggers Perpetuo. Perpetuo misses with a spinning back fist. Means is landing his jab regularly. He goes to the body with a left. Perpetuo lands a kick to the body, but Means counters with a left hand. Perpetuo moves in and misses. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Means.
Round 3: Means takes the center of the cage. Perpetuo lands an outside leg kick. Means inches forward. Perpetuo lands an inside leg kick. Means continues to land his jab. Perpetuo lands an inside leg kick. Means switches stances. He lands an outside leg kick. Perpetuo looks to counter but misses. Perpetuo moves in and misses with a right hand. Means hits him. Perpetuo puts his hands down and tells Means to come inside. Means does and lands. He lands an uppercut. Perpetuo slaps himself to show he can take the shots. Means may have a hurt left hand. He hasn’t’ thrown in for most of the round. Means looks for a takedown in the closing seconds. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Means.
The judges scored the fight for Means by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.
“I was trying to mix my game up, throw in sme striking but also maximize my takedowns. A big key was to keep changing levels. I think I did that effectively starting in the 2nd round. I could tell he was getting frustrated and that’s when I really started landing some good shots. The key was when he was clowning around, I had to stay focused and stick to my game plan. I did that and secured the victory.”