Alex Pereira is a rising star in the UFC. He is a former kickboxer and GLORY Middleweight and Light Heavyweight fighter. He has fought twice in the UFC. In kickboxing, he fought Israel Adesanya. What can you expect from Pereira in the ring? Below, we will break down his history, his goals, and who he’s fought so far.
Alex Pereira is a rising star in the UFC
A rising star in the UFC is getting ready to meet the number four middleweight ranked fighter in the world. Pereira is coming off three consecutive wins in the regional circuit. He won two of them via knockout, but his last fight was a submission win over Quemuel Ottoni. But before Pereira gets his title shot, he must first beat a middleweight with experience like Strickland.
The two-time kickboxing champion is making his UFC debut and will be below Israel Adesanya on the main card. The two will be matched against each other in a middleweight bout, and if Pereira wins the fight against Adesanya, it will give him a big boost and a shot to become the next big threat. While Israel Adesanya is undefeated in the middleweight division, Pereira will look to keep his winning streak going and become a top contender to knockout the champ.
The hype surrounding Antonio Pereira is well-founded. The Brazilian knocked out Andreas Michailidis in his promotional debut. In his second fight, he went the distance and beat Bruno Silva by decision. It’s an incredible feat considering his age and inexperience. Despite Pereira’s youth, there is no doubt that he’ll be a top contender for the middleweight title in the near future.
While it would be a good story to see a rematch between Adesanya and Pereira in the middleweight division, a rematch between the two would be even better. Pereira would likely face a buzzsaw in Strickland, who has won six of his last seven fights and is looking amazing since he moved up to middleweight in 2020. It’s difficult to pick who will win, but if Pereira wins, he could have a title shot in the UFC by 2022.
He is a former GLORY Middleweight and Light Heavyweight fighter
In addition to being a kickboxing champion, Alex Pereira is a UFC debutant. His first fight as a pro was against Quemuel Ottoni, but he won his next three bouts by knockout. Currently, Pereira has signed with the UFC for his next fight, and he is scheduled to face Andreas Michailidis on the UFC 268 card this weekend.
While Pereira hasn’t fought in MMA since 2014, he has dabbled in mixed martial arts, and he credits his time in mixed martial arts with improving his kickboxing skills. His last fight, in which he won via knockout, was a result of his training in MMA. Pereira also works with Glover Teixeira, a former UFC fighter. Although they’ve never been on the same page, Pereira has made it work and is happy with the way things are going.
Pereira has fought a variety of opponents in the UFC. His recent win over Israel Adesanya has given him much excitement and has made him a popular fighter. He’s the only fighter to knock out Israel Adesanya once, which has added spice to the division. Hopefully, Pereira and Adesanya will meet again in the future.
After beating Israel Adesanya in two kickboxing matches, Alex Pereira is expected to sign with the UFC. His upcoming rematch against Vakhitov will be held in the Netherlands on Saturday. MMA Fighting sources have confirmed the news. Pereira has a great 33-6 kickboxing record and has fought twice against UFC 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya.
He has fought twice in the UFC
Alex Pereira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has fought twice in the UFC. He is currently the middleweight champion of the company. The Brazilian has fought Israel Adesanya twice and won both fights. The Brazilian has two submission victories and one knockout win. He is confident he can defeat Adesanya in the third fight. The Brazilian is also looking for a rematch with Adesanya after winning the first fight.
Pereira made his MMA debut in October 2015 at Jungle Fight 82, where he was submitted by Quemuel Ottoni. Pereira came back with two knockout victories, notably against Marcelo Cruz and Marcus Vinicius Fialho da Silveira. His next fight will come against the number six ranked Sean Strickland, which could be a title fight for Pereira.
Pereira has only fought twice in the UFC. In his two previous MMA bouts, he lost to Quemuel Ottoni, but won the next three fights by knockout. After winning those fights, Pereira signed a contract with the UFC for his next fight. Pereira will fight Andreas Michailidis on the UFC 268 card on November 6, 2021.
Adesanya and Pereira are in a rematch after winning their fights in kickboxing. Pereira’s rematch against Strickland would put him in a position to challenge Adesanya for the 185lb title. Adesanya, who will defend his 185lb title against Jared Cannonier, said Pereira was “overhyped” in the UFC.
He has fought Israel Adesanya in kickboxing
Alex Pereira is a Brazilian kickboxer with a three-fight pro MMA record. The Brazilian is the only person to have knocked out Israel Adesanya. In both of their fights, Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya by knockout, a victory he snatched with a left hook. Israel Adesanya has competed in kickboxing, MMA, and kung fu, but Alex Pereira is the first man to defeat ‘The Last Stylebender’ in a ring.
Adesanya wants to fight the former kickboxing champion Alex Pereira in a rematch of their GLORY middleweight championship bout. Both men are former champions of the GLORY kickboxing organization. Pereira, a former kickboxing champion, won the first fight against Adesanya and knocked him out twice. However, the second fight left Pereira flat-lined.
Pereira’s comments make sense, as his remarks do not seem to be random jabs. Although Adesanya has a reputation as a cocky fighter and is a popular ringside presence, he has fought twice in kickboxing. Pereira won a unanimous decision against Adesanya during Glory Heroes 1 in 2016, and he knocked him out once more a year later during Glory Heroes 15.
His first fight was in October. Whittaker had the interim lightweight title, while Adesanya was the undisputed middleweight champion. Both fighters fought in the second round, and Whittaker walked away with the win. The UFC was not impressed. There was a rematch between two world-class fighters in Israel Adesanya’s UFC career.
He is facing Sean Strickland at UFC 276
Among the two headline fights at UFC 276 on Saturday is a middleweight title fight. Pereira is the No. 4 middleweight in the world, and Strickland is a potential contender for the UFC middleweight title. Both men are from Brazil, so the fight could be a big deal for the Brazilian audience. The winner of the bout will likely move on to the next round.
The second matchup of the night features two middleweights on opposite ends of the spectrum. While Strickland is on a roll at the moment, Pereira has heard his name tossed around in the MMA community. He has a perfect 5-0 record since moving up to 185 pounds, and is currently ranked eighth in MMA Fighting. Meanwhile, Pereira has five wins in his MMA career and hasn’t fought anyone in the top-ten.
The winner of the title fight will go on to face Israel Adesanya, who will defend his middleweight title against Jared Cannonier. After winning his last two UFC fights, Pereira has shot into the spotlight and could be the next title challenger for Adesanya. If Strickland successfully defends his title, Pereira will face him again for the middleweight belt.
As for the middleweight title fight, Pereira has a solid chance to win. He beat Israel Adesanya in kickboxing and beat him twice with a knockout. He’s also facing Sean Strickland, who won six of his last seven fights. Both fighters have history, so it’s unlikely that Strickland will take Pereira lightly.