Updated: Oct 14, 2020
The pro bantamweight division has a mix of veterans, peaking stars, and rising prospects. A clown is currently atop the division, as Jay "Joker" Perrin (9-4) is 6-1 in his last 7 fights, with his only loss coming on the Contender Series. That loss was a controversial one, and many thought Perrin should have got the nod on the judges' scorecards. Perrin's on a roll, and after notching wins over #2 ranked Johnny Campbell, recently retired Kin Moy (who'd definitely be in the top 5 if he was still active), and Florida's Diego Silva, "The Joker" knows he's close to getting a call from one of the major promotions. He needs 1-2 more quality wins and he'll be on the big stage, but there aren't many matchups for Perrin to entertain within the New England region. A rematch with "Cupcakes" Campbell is one of the only fights that makes sense when it comes to a New England battle. Most likely Cage Titans will get a stud from outside the region to come to Plymouth Memorial Hall and challenge Perrin on his home turf. Regardless if it's a "Cupcakes" rematch or another regional title holder, Perrin's improvement over the last 3 years has been impressive, and if he continues to evolve, having a winning record at the next level isn't out of the question.
Speaking of fighters who are on a roll, Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell (20-12) is on an absolute tear! The South Shore Sportfighting product has gone 4-0 over the past year with monster wins over Jose Lugo (#8 FLW), Kris Moutinho (#9 BW), Brun Dias (NR), and Jeff Perez (NR). Those 4 opponents had a combined record of 35-14 going into their fights with "Cupcakes"! Campbell is a 32 fight veteran who has been within an arms reach of the next level for the majority of his career, but has never gotten the call. Campbell did have a fight scheduled for Bellator MMA, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. A chance to revenge the loss to Perrin would give the bearded wonder a chance to claim the top spot in the division, but we'll have to wait and see if this is on Mike Polvere's "to-do" list. Regardless if Campbell gets the Perrin rematch, we all know that his next fight will be incredibly exciting, as Campbell is one to leave it all in the cage!
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