Brazilian kickboxing legend Alex Pereira is set to make his second UFC appearance on March 12, 2022, according to Fight Journalist Raphaël Marinho. He will face his compatriot and knockout artist Bruno Silva on his second outing in the promotion.
Pereira made his debut in the biggest MMA promotion in the world during the UFC 268 preliminary card on November 6. He beat Andreas Michailidis via TKO after dropping “The Spartan” with a flying knee and punches early in the second round.
The 34-year-old star won a Performance of the Night bonus of $ 50,000 after his UFC debut against Michailidis.
TSN Aaron Bronsteter, expressed his joy over the news of the Silva vs. Pereira fight for next year on Twitter.
“It’s an incredible fight! Bruno Silva against Alex Pereira on March 12 [per @raphamarinho]. Silva has 7 consecutive wins by KO and Pereira has 4 consecutive wins by KO [he’s 4-1]. Pereira also happens to be one of the greatest kickboxers alive, ”Bronsteter tweeted.
See below the quoted tweet from Aaron Bronsteter in Raphael Marinho’s original post announcing Silva vs. Pereira:
Alex Pereira holds a 4-1 win-loss record in his professional mixed martial arts career; he’s also 33-7 in kickboxing. “Po Atan” is a former middleweight and light heavyweight champion of the Glory kickboxing promotion.
Alex Pereira has beaten UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya twice in kickboxing
Alex Pereira signed with the UFC in September this year. Immediately after his signing, there was hype surrounding ‘Po Atan’ because he had twice beaten UFC middleweight title holder Israel Adesanya in kickboxing.
Pereira is also the only person to have eliminated Adesanya in all combat sports, beating the UFC middleweight champion at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Knock down ‘The Last Stylebender’ with a left hook in round three.
He is currently on a four-game winning streak in MMA and has eliminated his last four opponents. Meanwhile, his next opponent Bruno Silva has won seven consecutive fights via KO or TKO.
Pereira trains at the Teixeira MMA & Fitness Gym in Bethel, Connecticut. Current UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira is a friend and training partner of ‘Po Atan’, and he believes Pereira will move up into the middleweight division and face ‘The Last again. Stylebender ‘.
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However, before Pereira can think of taking on Adesanya again, he will have to go through Bruno Silva in March.
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