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Dana White and UFC 300
Dana White

Dana White announces UFC 300 main event

Cole Shelton - February 17, 2024

Dana White has finally announced the main event of UFC 300. White revealed the matchup on social media on Saturday, as the UFC CEO announced that light heavyweight champ Alex Pereira will defend his belt against former light heavyweight title holder Jamahal Hill in the headliner of the historic card. The fight comes together after months of speculation on who would headline the card.

Tom Aspinall, Alex Pereira
Tom Aspinall

Tom Aspinall opens up on UFC 300 negotiations to fight Alex Pereira: "I'm good to go!"

Josh Evanoff - February 12, 2024

Interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall was down to fight Alex Pereira in April. The British fighter has been out of action since a short-notice bout with Sergei Pavlovich in November. Tom Aspinall famously stepped up on two weeks’ notice, after Jon Jones pulled out of his title defense with Stipe Miocic. As a result, the Brit faced Pavlovich for interim gold.

Dricus Du Plessis, Alex Pereira and Drake
Dricus du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis sends messages to Alex Pereira and Drake following title win at UFC 297: “I dare you”

Cole Shelton - January 22, 2024

UFC middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis sent messages to both Alex Pereira and Drake following his UFC 297 title win. In the main event of the pay-per-view card from Toronto, Du Plessis scored a split-decision win over Sean Strickland to become the new 185lbs champion.

Alex Pereira and Tom Aspinall
Dana White

UFC CEO Dana White shuts down rumors of a potential Alex Pereira vs. Tom Aspinall fight

Harry Kettle - January 20, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has dismissed rumors of a possible showdown between Alex Pereira and Tom Aspinall. Right now, Tom Aspinall has no choice but to sit and wait. While he may be the interim heavyweight champion, he can’t challenge for the undisputed title until the UFC rebooks Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic. Then, he’ll likely get the chance to take on the winner of that contest to unify the straps.

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Magomed Ankalaev

Magomed Ankalaev extends unique offer to current UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira: “No wrestling”

Harry Kettle - January 15, 2024

Magomed Ankalaev has issued a pretty clear challenge to Alex Pereira ahead of a potential showdown between the two UFC stars. Right now, Magomed Ankalaev is feeling back to his best. Last weekend, he finally brought his rivalry with Johnny Walker to an end when he knocked his foe out in vicious fashion. Moving forward, he has one clear focus – dethroning Alex Pereira to finally become the UFC light heavyweight champion. It’s a goal he has had for years, and it finally seems like he’s on the verge of getting another crack at the belt.

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Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping confident Alex Pereira will be defending his light heavyweight title at UFC 300: “You know who it’s gonna be”

Susan Cox - January 10, 2024

Michael Bisping is confident Alex Pereira will be defending his light heavyweight title at UFC 300. Bisping, a former UFC middleweight champion, is making a big prediction for UFC 300.

Alex Pereira and Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall

Alex Pereira believes heavyweight move has to happen "the right way," shuts down rumors of Tom Aspinall fight

Cole Shelton - December 28, 2023

Alex Pereira isn’t ruling out a move up to heavyweight but says he will need to make the jump in weight the right way. Pereira moved up to light heavyweight after losing his middleweight title in April after suffering a KO loss to Israel Adesanya. He ended up beating Jan Blachowicz in his light heavyweight debut and then scored a knockout win over Jiri Prochazka in November to become the promotion’s new light heavyweight champion.

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Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya trolls Alex Pereira with Mortal Kombat themed UFC 287 knockout video

Susan Cox - December 21, 2023

Israel Adesanya has trolled Alex Pereira with a Mortal Kombat themed video of his UFC 287 knockout win. Adesanya and Pereira have a long-standing rivalry with one another.

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Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira says he is willing to train with longtime rival Israel Adesanya in the future: “This is not personal”

Harry Kettle - November 30, 2023

Alex Pereira has confirmed that he would be interested in training with his longtime rival Israel Adesanya in the future. Right now, Alex Pereira is on top of the world. He’s the UFC light heavyweight champion, just months after he previously held the middleweight title. As we know, of course, the man who took that belt from him is none other than Israel Adesanya. The two men have fought four times across kickboxing and mixed martial arts and to this point, Pereira holds a 3-1 lead. Despite that, he’s made it clear that he’s hungry to run it back at some point – perhaps at 205 pounds.

Alistair Overeem, Alex Pereira, UFC
Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem believes tough times lie ahead for UFC champion Alex Pereira

Susan Cox - November 29, 2023

Alistair Overeem believes that tough times lie ahead for UFC champion Alex Pereira. Pereira (9-2 MMA) is the current UFC light heavyweight champion.

Khamzat Chimaev

Alex Pereira explains why he's uninterested in Khamzat Chimaev fight: "It doesn't make sense!"

Josh Evanoff - November 24, 2023

UFC light-heavyweight champion Alex Pereira doesn’t see much of a point in fighting Khamzat Chimaev. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his return to the cage opposite Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 earlier this month. There, Alex Pereria scored a second-round knockout win over ‘Denisa’. In the process, the Brazilian became light-heavyweight champion, and quickly eyed a potential trilogy with Israel Adesanya.

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Jan Blachowicz

Jan Blachowicz explains why he called Alex Pereira a “slimy one” following UFC 295 title win

Susan Cox - November 24, 2023

Jan Blachowicz is explaining why he called Alex Pereira a ‘slimy one’ following his UFC 295 title win. It was Alex Pereira (9-2 MMA) vs Jiří Procházka (29-4 MMA) in a light heavyweight title fight at UFC 295 on November 11th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The outcome was a TKO victory for Pereira at 4:08 of round 2 to claim light heavyweight gold.

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Khamzat Chimaev

Alex Pereira pokes fun at Khamzat Chimaev following recent callout

Susan Cox - November 24, 2023

Alex Pereira is poking fun at Khamzat Chimaev following his recent callout. It was Alex Pereira (9-2 MMA) who defeated Jiri Prochazka (29-4 MMA) via TKO on November 11th at UFC 295 to become the UFC light heavyweight champion.

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Jamahal Hill

Jan Blachowicz explains why he’s picking Alex Pereira to beat Jamahal Hill

Harry Kettle - November 22, 2023

Former UFC champion Jan Blachowicz has revealed why he would pick Alex Pereira to defeat Jamahal Hill in a title showdown. Earlier this month, Alex Pereira knocked out Jiri Prochazka to claim the UFC light heavyweight championship. In doing so, he likely set himself up for a future meeting with former champ Jamahal Hill. The latter vacated the belt due to injury but upon return, he is fully expecting to square off with ‘Poatan’ for the strap.

Jiri Prochazka and Khamzat Chimaev
Jiri Prochazka

Jiri Prochazka offers to welcome Khamzat Chimaev to light-heavyweight following Alex Pereira callout

Josh Evanoff - November 21, 2023

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka would love to face Khamzat Chimaev if Alex Pereira doesn’t. ‘Borz’ took to social media earlier this week to call out Alex Pereira. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his return at UFC 295 opposite Jiri Prochazka. In the Madison Square Garden headliner earlier this month, the Brazilian scored a second-round knockout win, much to the chagrin of Khamzat Chimaev.

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Khamzat Chimaev

MMA fans scoff at Khamzat Chimaev request for UFC title fight with Alex Pereira: “You couldn’t finish Usman”

Harry Kettle - November 21, 2023

A parade of mixed martial arts fans have reacted negatively to the idea of Khamzat Chimaev challenging Alex Pereira. For a few years now, Khamzat Chimaev has been seen as one of the top prospects in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While he has yet to win a world title, he certainly seems to be close to a shot at the belt.

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Jiri Prochazka

Matt Brown argues Alex Pereira's stoppage win over Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 was "definitely early"

Fernando Quiles - November 19, 2023

Matt Brown thinks Jiri Prochazka should’ve been given more time to recover in his UFC 295 title bout against Alex Pereira. Pereira and Prochazka collided inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 11. The bout was contested for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. In the second round, Pereira dropped Prochazka with a counter hook. “Poatan” followed up with some elbows and referee Marc Goddard had seen enough.

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Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira believes Israel Adesanya will seek “easier guys” instead of trilogy with Alex Pereira: “Poor guy”

Harry Kettle - November 17, 2023

Glover Teixeira has explained why he doesn’t believe Israel Adesanya will seek out a trilogy fight with Alex Pereira. Last weekend at UFC 295, Alex Pereira knocked out Jiri Prochazka to become the new UFC light heavyweight champion. In his post-fight interview, he called out Israel Adesanya, a man he holds a 3-1 lead over in combat sports encounters.