- Alex Pereira is the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
- Pereira will face Jan Blachowicz next.
Just seven fights into his MMA career, Alex Pereira achieved his goal to become a UFC champion after beating the former tenured champion, Israel Adesanya, in November 2022 in the main event of UFC 281. This championship triumph of Pereira has bolstered his name in online sports betting through UFC odds. But in his title rematch with Adesanya, he was knocked out in the second round of their UFC 287 main event match.
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— UFC (@ufc) April 9, 2023
Despite the loss to “The Last Stylebender,” the former kickboxing superstar and knockout artist have taken the MMA world by storm, but when will he fight again, and who will be his next opponent?
When Is Alex Pereira’s Next Fight?
Alex Pereira’s next opponent is former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz where he will make his 205-pound debut. Pereira and Blachowicz will serve as the co-main event feature in the UFC 291 card in Salt Lake City.
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— UFC (@ufc) May 17, 2023
Alex Pereira MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 7-2
- Wins by TKO/KO: 6
- Wins by submission: 0
- Wins by decision: 1
- Striking accuracy: 60%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 5.23
- Significant strikes absorbed: 3,63
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 0.33
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0
- Significant strikes defense: 53%
- Takedown defense: 74%
- Knockdown average: 0.67
- Average fight time: 11:14
Alex Pereira Notable Wins
Alex Pereira’s four notable wins in the UFC were against Andres Michailidis (via second-round TKO in November 2021), Bruno Silva (via unanimous decision in March 2022), Sean Strickland (via first-round knockout in July 2022) and Israel Adesanya (via fifth-round TKO in November 2022).
Alex Pereira UFC Earnings
Alex Pereira’s total UFC earnings in his five fights are $2.4 million, which covers his base salary, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and even pay-per-view shares. His biggest payout came against his second fight with Adesanya, where he pocketed a whopping $1,142,000 in that single fight.
Alex Pereira Team and Corner
Alex Pereira currently trains under Teixeira MMA & Fitness, founded by former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira, located in Connecticut. Besides the guidance of Teixeira, Pereira also has Caio Magalhaes and Victor Torres as his coaches and cornermen.
Alongside Pereira and Teixeira, another notable UFC fighter who trains in the gym is former title challenger Dominick Reyes, who competes in the UFC’s 205-pound division.
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