The news is at final legitimate. World class Brazilian kickboxer and venerable multi-division GLORY champion Alex Pereira has signed with the UFC. ‘Po Atan’ first rose to status within the MMA world following the 2018 signing of now-champion Israel Adesanya. Pereira confronted Adesanya contained within the ring twice over their lengthy kickboxing careers, defeating the ‘Closing Stylebender’ both times.
Their 2nd bout, a KO resolve for Pereira, marked the relaxation struggle of Adesanya’s kickboxing profession sooner than turning to MMA elephantine time. And following the Nigerian-born New Zealander’s signing to the UFC, talk of Pereira’s have doable circulation to MMA started to employ up movement.
Pereira (33-7 kickboxing chronicle) will hit the Octagon with honest a 3-1 tally competing with 4oz gloves. After taking three MMA bouts between 2015-16 he didn’t return to the sport unless a 2020 struggle with the LFA group. Though he misplaced his MMA debut by plot of submission, all Pereira’s other bouts have resulted in KO victories.
The Glover Teixeira expert fighter will invent his UFC debut on November 6th at Madison Square Backyard against Andreas Michailidis. He made the news legitimate with a short video released to Instagram.
“Hey guys, now it’s legitimate,” Pereira informed followers after signing his UFC contract for the camera. “UFC, thank you! I am so fully overjoyed to be a part of the family.”
UFC 268 is made up our minds to be headlined by pair of title struggle rematches, with Kamaru Usman taking on Colby Covington for the 2nd time, in defense of his welterweight belt, and Rose Namajunas facing Weili Zhang as soon as extra after beating ‘Magnum’ encourage in April for her 2nd stint as strawweight champ. A gentle-weight high contender’s bout between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler has moreover been planned for the tournament.