Erik Perez Voted On Sports Illustrated Top 25 Most Influential Young Stars

October 30, 2013

VFD Sports Marketing athlete Erik Perez continues to solidify his status as one of the fast-rising stars in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. This week, Perez was voted in’s list of 25 Most Influential Athletes Under The Age of 25, alongside athletes like FC Barcelona’s Neymar, Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Washington Redskins’ Robert Griffin III.


Erik Perez is currently the only Mexican fighter competing in the UFC, known to the fans by the nickname ‘El Goyito’. In his four-fight UFC career, Perez won three fights inside the Octagon (all finishes), one of them is the fastest in UFC/WEC Bantamweight division history (KO of Ken Stone in just 17 seconds).


Making it into’s list of influential youngsters is a testimony of Erik Perez’s ever-growing success and his worldwide brand recognition.


On November 16, Erik Perez will step inside the Octagon to face Edwin Figueroa, as part of UFC 167 fight card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by George St. Pierre vs. Josh Hendricks welterweight title fight.