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 Jun 14, 2024, 2:39 AM
  • Alex Pereira is the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion.
  • Pereira is coming off a first-round knockout of Jamahal Hill to retain the UFC light heavyweight title.
  • Pereira will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Jiri Prochazka in the main event of UFC 303 on June 29.

Alex Pereira fittingly ended the historic UFC 300 card last April 13 with a highlight-reel first-round knockout finish of the number one contender Jamahal Hill to retain his UFC light heavyweight title. With another spectacular performance, “Poatan” solidified his place as a perpetual favorite in online sports betting, particularly on UFC odds.

With this type of performance, who is next in line for the Brazilian champion? Who will he face for his next title defense?

When Is Alex Pereira’s Next Fight?

After Conor McGregor pulled out of his fight with Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on June 29 due to an injury he suffered, Pereira has accepted a short-notice fight with Jiri Prochazka to be the new main event feature on the card inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC president Dana White officially announced this on his Twitter account. This will be their second meeting, as Pereira previously defeated Prochazka in November 2023 at UFC 295 via second-round TKO.

Alex Pereira MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 10-2
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 8
  • Wins by submission: 0
  • Wins by decision: 2
  • 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

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), Israel Adesanya (via fifth-round TKO in November 2022), Jan Blachowicz (split decision in July 2023), Jiří Procházka (via second-round TKO in November 2023), and Jamahal Hill (first-round knockout in April 2024).

Alex Pereira UFC Earnings

Pereira’s total UFC earnings in his five fights are $7.1 million, which covers his base salary, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and even pay-per-view shares. His biggest payout came against Hill, where he pocketed a whopping $2,850,000 in that fight.

Alex Pereira Team and Corner

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 a B.A in Communication and is 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 a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.