Alex Pereira News
Video | Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira have a run-in at Australian airport
Susan Cox - May 29, 2023
VIDEO | Alex Pereira gets encouraging words from Tyson Fury regarding Israel Adesanya loss
Josh Evanoff - May 25, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski believes we will see a fifth fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira: “That would be pretty clever”
Harry Kettle - May 24, 2023
Jan Blachowicz vows to send Alex Pereira back to middleweight after UFC 291
Cole Shelton - May 22, 2023
Israel Adesanya reacts to Alex Pereira's light-heavyweight debut booking against Jan Blachowicz
Josh Evanoff - May 18, 2023
Alex Pereira reacts after booking fight with Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291: “I was waiting for him”
Harry Kettle - May 17, 2023
Alex Pereira has given his reaction to the news that he’ll be locking horns with Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 on July 29. Last night, UFC president Dana White announced a wave of major fights that will be coming up this summer. UFC 291 certainly made the biggest splash as it was revealed that Justin Gaethje will meet Dustin Poirier once again in the main event for the vacant BMF title. In addition to that, though, we also got news of Alex Pereira’s official debut at light heavyweight.
Alex Pereira believes there will be a “massacre” if UFC champion Israel Adesanya collides with Dricus du Plessis
Fernando Quiles - May 11, 2023
Former UFC Middleweight Champion Alex Pereira doesn’t think Israel Adesanya will have much problem in a potential clash with Dricus du Plessis. At the moment, du Plessis is the number six-ranked UFC middleweight. The former KSW Welterweight Champion is on a seven-fight winning streak. He hasn’t suffered a loss since October 2018. He’s in for a big middleweight clash with Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 on July 8.
Anthony Smith "would love" to fight Alex Pereira at light heavyweight, but thinks the Brazilian will struggle at 205lbs
Cole Shelton - May 10, 2023
Anthony Smith would love to face Alex Pereira at light heavyweight. After Pereira suffered a knockout loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 287 to lose the middleweight title, he announced he would be moving up to light heavyweight. Since the announcement, Pereira does not have his next fight booked but Smith – who is set to face Johnny Walker at UFC Charlotte – says he would love the chance to face the Brazilian. But, ‘Lionheart’ also doesn’t think a move to 205lbs will fare well for Pereira.
Alex Pereira calls for a third MMA fight with Israel Adesanya: “Be real with your fans”
Cole Shelton - May 3, 2023
Alex Pereira is hoping to fight Israel Adesanya for the third time in MMA. Back at UFC 287, Pereira was looking to defend his middleweight title for the first time as he rematched Adesanya in MMA. The two fought back at UFC 281 with Pereira winning by fifth-round TKO to become the new champ, but this time around, it was Adesanya winning by second-round KO to even their series in MMA at 1-1. Of course, the two also fought twice in kickboxing with Pereira winning both, including one by KO.
The rivalry between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira is far from over: “I’m still better”
Susan Cox - May 2, 2023
Anthony Smith explains why former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira will “have problems” at light heavyweight: “That dude will make him look tiny”
Harry Kettle - April 28, 2023
UFC fighter Anthony Smith has explained why he thinks Alex Pereira could end up having some problems up at light heavyweight. Earlier this month, Alex Pereira fell short in his rematch against Israel Adesanya. He was knocked out by his rival and in addition to that, he lost his UFC middleweight championship. In the immediate aftermath, the Brazilian announced that he’d be moving to light heavyweight for his next fight in the UFC.
Israel Adesanya reveals he tore his MCL a week before UFC 287 fight against Alex Pereira
Cole Shelton - April 26, 2023
Israel Adesanya entered his UFC 287 fight against Alex Pereira with an injury. Adesanya rematched Pereira on April 8th for the middleweight title he lost back in November of 2022 by fifth-round TKO. After the loss, ‘The Last Stylebender’ was vocal in wanting an immediate rematch as he was confident that he had all the tools needed to win. Yet, the week before the fight, Adesanya says he tore his MCL.
UFC champion Israel Adesanya pens heartfelt message to his longtime rival Alex Pereira
Susan Cox - April 26, 2023
UFC champion Israel Adesanya has penned a heartfelt message to his longtime rival Alex Pereira. Israel Adesanya, the middleweight champion of the UFC, posted a heartfelt message on social media addressing his rival, the Brazilian mixed martial artist Alex Pereira.
Daniel Cormier names the one fighter Alex Pereira should avoid at light heavyweight
Harry Kettle - April 21, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has revealed who he thinks Alex Pereira needs to avoid when he moves to light heavyweight. Earlier this month, Alex Pereira was knocked out cold by Israel Adesanya. In the process, he lost his UFC middleweight championship.
Dana White reveals Alex Pereira won't receive an immediate title shot at light heavyweight: "He's got to beat a real guy"
Cole Shelton - April 17, 2023
Michael Bisping believes extreme weight cut played a part in Alex Pereira’s knockout loss to Israel Adesanya
Susan Cox - April 17, 2023
Michael Bisping believes an extreme weight cut played a part in Alex Pereira’s knockout loss to Israel Adesanya. Former UFC middleweight champion Pereira (7-2 MMA) announced that he would be moving up to 205 pounds after suffering a loss and in the process losing his belt to Israel Adesanya (23-2 MMA) by knockout at UFC 287, which took place earlier this month.
Johnny Walker offers to welcome former UFC champion Alex Pereira to light heavyweight: “Whatever it takes”
Harry Kettle - April 15, 2023
UFC fighter Johnny Walker has made it known that he’d be interested in welcoming Alex Pereira to the light heavyweight division. Last weekend at UFC 287, Alex Pereira lost his UFC middleweight championship. He was knocked out cold by Israel Adesanya and as a result of that, ‘Poatan’ announced that his next fight will be up at 205 pounds.
Firas Zahabi believes Alex Pereira “might never be the same” after brutal knockout loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 287: “The way he fell”
Harry Kettle - April 14, 2023
Firas Zahabi feels like Alex Pereira may never be the same following his knockout loss to Israel Adesanya last weekend. Last Saturday night, Israel Adesanya knocked Alex Pereira out cold. In doing so, he recaptured the UFC middleweight championship and finally earned a win over the man who had previously beaten him three times.
Jamahal Hill and Alex Pereira have back and forth over potential light-heavyweight fight: "Kick your door in"
Josh Evanoff - April 13, 2023
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is willing to welcome Alex Pereira to the 205-pound division. ‘Poatan’ made his return earlier this month in the main event of UFC 287. The Brazilian faced his longtime rival, Israel Adesanya. In their bout a few months prior at UFC 281, Pereira scored a shocking fifth-round round knockout win to claim the gold.
Former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira confirms his next fight will be at 205lbs
Susan Cox - April 13, 2023
Jan Blachowicz expresses interest in welcoming Alex Pereira to the UFC’s light heavyweight division: “This fight will also be very big, very great”
Harry Kettle - April 13, 2023
Jan Blachowicz has expressed his interest in being the man to welcome Alex Pereira to the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Last Saturday night, Alex Pereira lost his middleweight championship when he was knocked out cold by Israel Adesanya. In the immediate aftermath, Jan Blachowicz issued a challenge to Adesanya and made it known that he’d be interested in fighting ‘Stylebender’ again – and that he’d even do it at 185 pounds.
Henry Cejudo believes Alex Pereira should take Israel Adesanya taunting his son “extremely personal”
Harry Kettle - April 12, 2023
Henry Cejudo believes Alex Pereira should be taking Israel Adesanya’s taunt to his son very personally. Last weekend at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya finally got the better of Alex Pereira. In their blockbuster main event, Adesanya knocked out the Brazilian in a vicious fashion to reclaim the UFC middleweight championship.
Alex Pereira reveals how he stopped his son from mocking Israel Adesanya a second time following UFC 281 knockout
Andrew Whitelaw - April 11, 2023
The goading between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira’s 12-year-old son has been a fascinating subplot in the historic rivalry between ‘Poatan’ and ‘The Last Stylebender.’ In the wake of his incredible finish against the Brazilian at UFC 287, Adesanya wasted no time in pointing to Alex Pereira’s son, and mimicking his Father falling to the canvas. The move was payback for 2017 when the youngster had done the same to the Kiwi-Nigerian after has Dad had sparked him out in Glory.
Alex Pereira responds to footage Israel Adesanya taunting his son at UFC 287
Susan Cox - April 11, 2023
Alex Pereira is responding to the footage of Israel Adesanya taunting his son at UFC 287. It was just this past Saturday, April 8th at UFC 287 where Israel Adesanya (24-2 MMA) defeated Alex Pereira (7-2 MMA) via KO at 4:21 of round 2, and in the process re-claimed the middleweight championship title.
Chael Sonnen praises Israel Adesanya taunting Alex Pereira's son after UFC 287 knockout: "It was absolutely incredible"
Josh Evanoff - April 10, 2023
Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen appreciates a good heel turn. Israel Adesanya returned to the octagon over the weekend for his rematch with Alex Pereira. In their previous outing last November at UFC 281, ‘The Last Stylebender’ lost his middleweight title by fifth-round knockout. Furthermore, the Brazilian had defeated Adesanya in two prior kickboxing bouts as well.
Daniel Cormier shares the one lesson he believes Alex Pereira will take away from his title loss at UFC 287
Harry Kettle - April 10, 2023
MMA analyst Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on what Alex Pereira can learn from his knockout loss to Israel Adesanya. Last weekend at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya reclaimed his middleweight crown. He did so by knocking out bitter rival Alex Pereira in their Miami main event.