But the gruesome moment that had everyone talking came in the third round when a flying knee from Luque shattered Perry's nose.
Perry lost a hard-fought split decision and was on the wrong end of a badly broken nose in the fight.
Shortly after the defeat, Perry's new image was photographed by UFC President Dana White, who uploaded a snap of the fighter's amateur rhinoplasty job for the world to see.
Olympian Jordan Burroughs commented: "Every time I'm tempted to get in the octagon I see something like this, and I'm like, "Nah, I'm good".
As for Luque, the win over Perry improved the Brazilian's UFC record to a stellar 10-2.
Perry's camp and some observers disagreed with the result of the fight, but right now they'll be more concerned with the health of Platinum.
American cagefighter Perry, 27, was fighting Vicente Luque, also 27, in a welterweight fight at the UFC Fight Night 156 event in the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay, when he suffered the brutal injury.