(Linka was always Peralta’s favorite Planeteer, but stealing her wind-based attacks?! The man is out of control!)
Chalk one up for justice. When their original bout back at UFC on FOX ended via an accidental headbutt that knocked Mackens Semerzier out cold, Robbie Peralta was initially gifted a TKO victory. Referee Big John McCarthy and the audience alike were confused to say the least, but assumed that Peralta had managed to sneak in some sort of phantom punch in the mess of things. However, a quick look at the replay revealed a clash of heads to be the cause of Semerzier’s sudden case of narcolepsy, and “Mack Da Menace” immediately appealed the decision to the California State Athletic Commission. In a rare bit of good judgement, the commission sided with Sermizer and changed the bout to a no contest.
Now that all has been rightfully adjusted, these two featherweights are set to battle once again, this time at the UFC’s second FX event, which features a welterweight clash between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves as well as the debut of the UFC’s newly added flyweight division.
After collecting an underwhelming 1-3 record in his WEC run, Semerzier was called up to the UFC nonetheless, where he dispatched TUF 12 alum Alex Caceres in the first round via rear naked choke submission. Peralta, on the other hand, received his call to the big leagues after scoring a split decision victory over DREAM and Shooto veteran Hiroyuki “Streetfight Bancho” Takaya. I’d like you all to just take a moment and appreciate how awesome a nickname that truly is.
So, Potato Nation, who takes the rematch?