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#5 Peso medio Division

Activo

"Poatan"

Alex Pereira

Peso medio Division

6-1-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

3

First Round Finishes

Alex Pereira

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Learn more about Alex Pereira's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Ciudad natal
São Bernardo do Campo, Brasil
Estilo de lucha
Kickboxer
Años
35
Alto
76.00
Peso
184.50
Debut del octágono
Nov. 06, 2021
Alcance
79.00
Alcance de la pierna
44.00

Fighter Facts

  • MMA pro since 2015
     
  • Five wins by KO
     
  • Three first-round finishes
     
  • Lost pro debut; unbeaten since
     
  • On six-fight winning streak
     
  • Reported 33-7, 21 KOs pro kickboxing record
     
  • Holds kickboxing wins over Israel Adesanya (twice) and Dustin Jacoby
     
  • Origin of nickname: “It's an indigenous name.”

UFC History
UFC 276
(7/2/22) Pereira knocked out Sean Strickland at 2:36 of the first round 
UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) Pereira won a three round unanimous decision over Bruno Silva 
UFC 268 (11/6/21) Pereira stopped Andreas Michailidis via strikes at :18 of the second round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2009 to have a better quality of life and mostly to get away from alcohol.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was Glory Kickboxing's simultaneous Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion. I defended my MW belt five times.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's very important for me because the financial possibilities in the UFC are very high. I have a great chance to give my family a better life and take care of them.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a tire repairman.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 25-3 Kickboxing record. 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Kickboxing black belt
Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda choke
Favorite Striking technique: Boxing combinations