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 Feb 18, 2024, 8:21 PM
  • Alex Pereira is the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion.
  • Pereira is coming off a second-round TKO of Jiří Procházka to win the UFC light heavyweight title.
  • Pereira will be defending his UFC title against former champion Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC 300.

Alex Pereira became the ninth UFC fighter in history to capture two titles in two different divisions after scoring a second-round TKO finish over Jiří Procházka in the main event of UFC 295 to win the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. Because of this incredible victory, “Poatan” etched his name as a top fighter 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 first title defense?

When Is Alex Pereira’s Next Fight?

As announced by UFC President Dana White, Pereira will be defending his UFC light heavyweight title against former champion Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC 300 on April 13 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

This will be Pereira’s first defense of the 205-pound belt, and he aims to successfully defend it this time after failing to defend his UFC middleweight title against Israel Adesanya in April 2023.

Alex Pereira MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 9-2
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 7
  • 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

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

Alex Pereira UFC Earnings

Alex Pereira’s total UFC earnings in his five fights are $4.3 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.

Pereira’s latest payout against Procházka was estimated to be at $1.1 million.

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 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.