When Is Alex Pereira’s Next Fight?

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Brazil's Alex Pereira arrives for a middleweight bout title bout against Nigeria's Israel Adesanya in the UFC 281 mixed martial arts event.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 27, 2023, 11:40 PM
  • Alex Pereira is the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion.
  • Pereira holds a 7-1 MMA record.
  • Pereira will face Israel Adesanya in a title rematch in April 2023.

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. Additionally, he only needed four UFC bouts to accomplish this incredible feat.

The former kickboxing superstar and knockout artist has taken the MMA world by storm, but when will he defend his title, and who is going to be his next opponent?

When Is Alex Pereira’s Next Fight?

UFC President Dana White recently announced that Alex Pereira would face long-time rival Israel Adesanya in a title rematch, which will headline UFC 287 on April 8, 2023. The venue is still being determined.

It will be Pereira’s first title defense of the 185-pound division since winning the title in November 2022 with an epic come-from-behind TKO of Adesanya.

Alex Pereira MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 7-1
  • 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 first four fights are $1.3 million, which covers his base salary, win bonuses, performance bonuses and even pay-per-view shares. His biggest payout came against Adesanya, where he pocketed a whopping $900,000 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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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.