We’ve reached the stage of Mike Perry’s career where he’s gone from violent thug and possible part-time villain to burgeoning star athlete in the sport – a transition due in no small part to his penchant for ending fights suddenly and brutally in the cage. So now Perry gets to do fan Q & A sessions, and this weekend, he gets to be one half of the co-main event of UFC on FOX 26, opposite TUF Brasil almost-winner Santiago Ponzinibbio.

In another world, the Argentinean would probably be smuggling drugs across the border and handing it off to local enforcer Perry. Instead, we get to have them slug it out on national television, and maybe make their star shine even more brightly.

Here’s a Road to the Octagon vid in their honor.