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Australian veteran Anthony Perosh retires from MMA at 43

Anthony Perosh (15-10-0) decided it’s time to hang up the gloves.

The UFC light-heavyweight made the announcement January 25th on his Facebook page and website.

Perosh was one those fighters that took advantage of opportunity to build a -year plus career at the highest level of mixed martial arts.

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While Perosh never contended for the title, he did have some moments. His surprisingly convincing finish of Cyrille Diabete at UFC 138 and followup knockout of Nick Penner raised his profile.  His knockout of Vinny Megalhaes at UFC 163 seured his only Knockout-of-the-Night award.

Perosh was primarily known for his formidable ground game, of which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was a key component.

The focus now turns to his two MMA gyms, which he runs with his friend Elvis Sinosic in Sydney.

Australian fighters have flourished since Perish’s debut, culminating in hosting the biggest UFC event in history, UFC 193, in 2015.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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