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Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker believes gloves could play a big factor in expected Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira fight: “I guess a big thing’s gonna be how Alex takes shots”

Harry Kettle - July 15, 2022

Robert Whittaker has explained how the gloves could play a factor if Israel Adesanya battles Alex Pereira in the UFC. On the previous two occasions that Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya fought one another, it was ‘Poatan’ who was able to get the better of ‘The Last Stylebender’. On one occasion he won via decision and on the other, he knocked Adesanya out cold – with both contests coming in the world of kickboxing.

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Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira says UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya would “never give” him props: “Ask him if he was impressed when I knocked him out”

Harry Kettle - July 14, 2022

UFC middleweight Alex Pereira continues to go after rival Israel Adesanya as speculation regarding a fight between them grows. The rivalry between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya had been dormant for a few years prior to ‘Poatan’ making his way over to the UFC from the world of kickboxing. In that particular martial art, Pereira managed to get the better of Adesanya on two separate occasions – one via knockout, and one via decision.

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Chael Sonnen believes Sean Strickland deserves a "pass" for knockout loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 276

Chris Taylor - July 9, 2022

Chael Sonnen believes Sean Strickland deserves a pass for his knockout loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 276. Strickland (25-4 MMA) and Pereira (5-1 MMA) collided in a perennial number one contender bout for the middleweight division last weekend. The bout did not make it out of the first round and it was the American on the receiving end of a brutal knockout loss (see that here).

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Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya explains why he wasn't impressed with Alex Pereira's performance at UFC 276

Cole Shelton - July 5, 2022

Israel Adesanya didn’t think too highly of Alex Pereira’s win at UFC 276. On the main card of UFC 276, Pereira scored a first-round KO over Sean Strickland to cement himself as the next title contender.

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Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira reacts to Israel Adesanya's "disrespectful" performance at UFC 276: "People were leaving in round four like the fight was over"

Christopher Taylor - July 2, 2022

Alex Pereira was “really upset” after witnessing Israel Adesanya’s performance in tonight’s UFC 276 main event. Pereira (5-1 MMA) was in the crowd to watch Adesanya defend his belt against Jared Cannonier in tonight’s pay-per-view event headliner.

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UFC 276 Bonus Report: Five fighters take home bonuses

Chris Taylor - July 2, 2022

The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC 276 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier. Tonight’s middleweight title fight main event did not result in the barn burner most fans were hoping to witness. Instead, both men showed a lot of respect for each others power which prompted a slow and steady approach. Israel Adesanya got off the better volume if strikes in rounds one and two but Jared Cannonier began to make things more competitive by round three. Although rounds four and five were close, it was Adesanya who ultimately walked away with a unanimous decision win.

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Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland reacts following knockout loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 276

Christopher Taylor - July 2, 2022

Sean Strickland has issued a statement after suffering a nasty knockout loss to Alex Pereira earlier this evening at UFC 276. Strickland (25-4 MMA) was returning to action tonight for the first time since February’s UFC Vegas 47 event, where he had picked up his sixth consecutive win by defeating Jack Hermansson by way of split decision.

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Sean Strickland

Pros react after Alex Pereira KO's Sean Strickland at UFC 276

Chris Taylor - July 2, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 276 event featured a key middleweight contest between perennial division contenders Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira. Strickland (25-4 MMA) had last competed at February’s UFC Vegas 47 event, where he picked up his sixth consecutive win by defeating Jack Hermansson by way of split decision.

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Alex Pereira confused by Israel Adesanya’s “big pillow gloves” comment ahead of UFC 276: “Already make him leave on the stretcher with a balloon on him, imagine what’s going to happen with four-ounce”

Susan Cox - June 30, 2022

Alex Pereira says he is confused by Israel Adesanya’s ‘big pillow gloves’ comment ahead of UFC 276. Adesanya spoke about a potential rematch with Pereira ahead of UFC 276. Pereira  defeated ‘The Last Stylebender’ twice in kickboxing but Adesanya stated that the MMA doesn’t have ‘big pillow gloves’ like kickboxing and the middleweight champion can’t wait to drive a four-ounce glove ‘through (Pereira’s) face’ when they finally meet again.

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Sean Strickland

Video | Sean Strickland taunts Alex Pereira at the UFC 276 media day: “He’s not even a good striker”

Cole Shelton - June 29, 2022

Sean Strickland doesn’t think Alex Pereira is that good of a striker. Pereira is a decorated kickboxer and a former Glory champion, but Strickland isn’t sold on his skills. Instead, he believes Glory kickboxers are overhyped and aren’t as good as many think and he plans to prove that.

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Dana White

Dana White says it “makes a lot of sense” for Alex Pereira to receive a title shot with a win over Sean Strickland at UFC 276: “He’s got two wins over Israel Adesanya”

Susan Cox - June 29, 2022

UFC President, Dana White is saying ‘it makes a lot of sense’ for Alex Pereira to receive a title shot with a win over Sean Strickland at UFC 276. UFC 276’s pay-per-view main event, will see reigning middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya (22-1 MMA), defending his crown against the number 2 ranked contender Jared Cannonier (15-5 MMA).

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Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya claims Alex Pereira is the most overhyped fighter in the UFC: "I'll make him look easy"

Cole Shelton - June 28, 2022

Israel Adesanya believes Alex Pereira is overhyped and he hopes he can expose that. When Pereira signed with the UFC it was highly anticipated due to the fact he is the former GLORY kickboxing champ and has two wins over Adesanya including one by KO. In his debut, he scored a highlight-reel KO win over Andreas Michailidis and then beat Bruno Silva by decision in his sophmore appearance. Yet, for Adesanya, he believes those were handpicked opponents and because of that, he thinks Pereira is the most overhyped fighter in the UFC.

Glover Teixeira, Alex Pereira
Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira claims Israel Adesanya will have a conversation with Dana White "to get away" from fighting Alex Pereira

Cole Shelton - June 9, 2022

Glover Teixeira thinks Israel Adesanya will avoid fighting his teammate Alex Pereira at all costs. Pereira and Adesanya fought twice in kickboxing with the Brazilian winning both including one by KO. Since then, ‘The Last Stylebender’ made the move to MMA and has become a UFC champion, this while Pereira just recently got back into MMA and is now 2-0 in the UFC. The Brazilian is set to face Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on July 2 and should he win, many expect he will face Adesanya next. However, for Teixeira, he doubts the middleweight champ will accept the fight against Pereira.

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Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub doesn’t believe Alex Pereira will be granted a title shot with a win over Sean Strickland: “I don’t think it works like that”

Susan Cox - April 19, 2022

Brendan Schaub doesn’t believe Alex Pereira will be granted a title shot with a win over Sean Strickland. It has been announced that Sean Strickland (25-3 MMA), one of the UFC’s top 185-pounders, will be taking on rising star Alex Pereira (5-1 MMA) at UFC 277 on July 30th, 2022 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Paulo Costa

Sean Strickland explains why he’s fighting Alex Pereira instead of Paulo Costa at UFC 277

Harry Kettle - March 31, 2022

UFC middleweight Sean Strickland has explained why he’s taking on Alex Pereira instead of Paulo Costa at UFC 277. A few days ago it was announced that Sean Strickland, one of the UFC’s top 185-pounders, will be taking on rising star Alex Pereira at UFC 277 in July. While the majority of fans were pleasantly surprised to see this match-up get made, others were taken aback by Pereira being thrust into such a prominent spot.

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Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland opens as betting underdog for UFC 277 clash with Alex Pereira

Harry Kettle - March 30, 2022

Sean Strickland has opened as a slight betting underdog for his UFC 277 showdown with Alex Pereira, as per Best Fight Odds. It was reported a few days ago that the UFC is planning to put together one of the most fascinating middleweight contests of the year thus far. The fight will see Sean Strickland, an established member of the division’s elite, going head to head with rising prospect and kickboxing legend Alex Pereira.

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Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier laughs off Alex Pereira's callout of Jared Cannonier: "Let's be realistic"

Josh Evanoff - March 15, 2022

Daniel Cormier seemingly isn’t a fan of Alex Pereira’s callout of Jared Cannonier. ‘Poatan’ is coming off a victory over Bruno Silva at UFC Vegas 50 last Saturday. Following the bout, the former kickboxing champion decided to call out the number two ranked middleweight Jared Cannonier. That’s in spite of the fact that ‘Killa Gorilla’ is set to face Israel Adesanya next.

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UFC

Alex Pereira wants a major step up in competition after latest UFC win, calls out a top ranked middleweight

Susan Cox - March 14, 2022

Alex Pereira is looking to step up in competition after his latest UFC win, calling out a top ranked middleweight contender. Pereira (5-1 MMA) defeated Bruno Silva (22-7 MMA) by unanimous decision this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 203 in Las Vegas.