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Fort Worth’s Derek Perkins Promises Electricity at XKO 33

By TXMMA Staff //  Sean A. Malone


With a renewed sense of focus, Perkins reinvigorated to make his mark on North Texas fight scene


Despite a career that has been plagued by both injury and fight cancellations Fort Worth’s “Dangerous” Derek Perkins has continued to persevere in the face of frustration.  A renewed focus and dedication to fighting has seen Perkins’ free time monopolized by training alongside the killers sharpening their skills at Fort Worth’s Phalanx MMA Academy.

After over a year layoff Perkins returned to the cage this past August at XKO 32 where he scored an impressive first round TKO victory over the hard-hitting Allen Nelson.  The fight showed fans what a focused and motivated Perkins can accomplish as he utilized superior footwork and kicks to keep the always dangerous Nelson on the ropes throughout the fight.

“It felt great,” explained Perkins on his triumphant return to the cage.  “I felt at home, right where I belonged.  I’ll come back home this Saturday night, and everyone knows that in my house I control everything.”

As Perkins alluded to, his return to the cage is imminent as “Dangerous” enters the XKO cage this weekend at XKO 33.  Facing Perkins will be Octagon MMA’s Carlton Little who is coming off a win over Andre Kavanaugh this past April.

“What do I know about [Little]?” Perkins asks rhetorically.  “[I know] his name…and that he’s in trouble.”

Never short on confidence Perkins is dead set on regaining the momentum that seemed halted a few short years ago.  To this point Perkins warns that fans coming out to XKO 33 be ready for one helluva show.

“A show, a finish, and electricity running though their body.”