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Signs Point to Perrin & Giannetti Getting the Call from the UFC

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

Over the past handful of days there has been some cryptic social media posts by two top ranked pro fighters in New England, signaling that they could be making a UFC appearance very soon.

NEMMA #1 ranked bantamweight, Jay "Joker" Perrin (9-4), got the suspicion started with the Facebook post below.

It's pretty easy to connect the dots on this one, as the UFC is the only show in Vegas right now. Dana White's Contender Series has become a summertime tradition for up and coming fighters to showcase their talents in front of the most powerful man in the sport, and audition for a full-time contract with the UFC. The series commenced yesterday as week 1 got underway. There are 9 more weeks of season 4 that runs through early October, and there are plenty of fights to be matched still. If I were a gambling man, which I am, I'd say that Perrin's agent, Jason House, got a call from the UFC for Perrin to make his 2nd appearance on the series this summer.

Exactly one year ago tomorrow, "Joker" dropped a controversial decision to Dwight Joseph where Dana White himself commented that he thought that Perrin should have won the fight, and the judges got it wrong. You would think that this would resonate with the boss and his organization, so it's likely he was on the short list of fighters to get the call this season. Since that loss, Perrin dispatched a very tough Diego Silva (12-5) in January at Cage Titans 47, and he's also claimed the top spot in our NEMMA pro bantamweight rankings this summer.

Keep an eye out for an announcement soon, as Perrin has made it known that he'll be traveling to Vegas very soon for a matchup to be determined.


Yesterday another top ranked fighter seemed to hint at making a trip west, as #1 ranked pro lightweight, Joe "Skelator" Giannetti (9-2-1), posted the following on his Facebook account:

Reading between the lines, it looks as though G