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Alex Pereira, Polyana Viana
Polyana Viana

WATCH | UFC champion Alex Pereira grapples with Polyana Viana in his kitchen

Josh Evanoff - February 26, 2024

Ahead of his return at UFC 300 in April, Alex Pereira is getting in some work with Polyana Viana. ‘Poatan’ recently signed a deal to face Jamahal Hill at the milestone event in just two months. Alex Pereira famously won the title that ‘Sweet Dreams’ never lost in November, with a knockout win over Jiri Prochazka. For his part, Hill has been out of action since a unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira last January.

Jamahal Hill and Alex Pereira
Jamahal Hill

Alex Pereira takes aim at Jamahal Hill’s credentials ahead of UFC 300: “I don’t know which position I’d put him, but at least fourth”

Harry Kettle - February 23, 2024

UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has questioned the credentials of his upcoming opponent Jamahal Hill. In the main event of UFC 300, Alex Pereira will lock horns with Jamahal Hill with the UFC light heavyweight championship on the line. It will serve as his first defense of the crown after defeating Jiri Prochazka last year.

Dana White and UFC 300
Sean O'Malley

Matched up! Who has the better lineup, UFC 299 or UFC 300?

Harry Kettle - February 22, 2024

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has two major PPVs coming up – UFC 299 and UFC 300. But which is better? Over the years, the UFC has established itself as the leading promotion in mixed martial arts. We’ve all known that to be the case for a long time, but it’s always nice when they remind us with some blockbuster events. Thankfully for casual and hardcore fans alike, we have two huge pay-per-views coming up in March and April.

Alex Pereira and Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal

Video | Alex Pereira is training with Steven Seagal ahead of UFC 300

Harry Kettle - February 22, 2024

UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has been seen training with Steven Seagal heading into UFC 300. In the main event of UFC 300, Alex Pereira will defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Jamahal Hill. While it’s a contest many have been waiting a long time to see, some are surprised to see it in the headline slot for such a blockbuster pay-per-view.

Alex Pereira
Jamahal Hill

Alex Pereira open to headlining UFC 301 in Brazil should he beat Jamahal Hill: "That is a very big possibility"

Cole Shelton - February 19, 2024

Alex Pereira isn’t ruling out the possibility of him headlining UFC 301 in Brazil. UFC CEO Dana White announced on Saturday that Pereira would headline UFC 300 on April 13 against Jamahal Hill. Pereira is looking to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time, but originally, the plan was for him to headline UFC 301 on May 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Alex Pereira, Jamahal Hill
Jamahal Hill

Official main card lineup revealed for April’s historic UFC 300 event

Harry Kettle - February 18, 2024

The official main card lineup has been revealed for the blockbuster UFC 300 main event in April. For months now, there’s been a tremendous amount of hype behind UFC 300. It’s the kind of landmark event that has the potential to be absolutely huge if the promotion gets behind it in the right way. Last night, we also got an official announcement regarding the main event, with Dana White revealing that Alex Pereira will defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Jamahal Hill in the headline slot.

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.

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.

Alex Pereira, Jamahal Hill
Jamahal Hill

Alex Pereira seemingly confirms Jamahal Hill fight is next: "Focus on what matters"

Josh Evanoff - January 15, 2024

UFC light-heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has confirmed plans to fight Jamahal Hill next. Over the weekend, Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker met in the main event of UFC Vegas 84. The bout was a rematch of their prior no-contest in October, and it wasn’t even close. The Russian scored a first-round knockout win and quickly set his sights on Alex Pereira.

Magomed Ankalaev, Johnny Walker, UFC, UFC Vegas 84
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.

Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira, UFC 295, UFC
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.

Khalil Rountree
Khalil Rountree

Khalil Rountree explains why fighting UFC champion Alex Pereira would make sense: "You have two explosive, dynamic fighters"

Fernando Quiles - December 10, 2023

Khalil Rountree isn’t pounding the table to fight UFC lightweight champion Alex Pereira this second, but he does believe the fight would have some juice to it. Rountree has been rolling inside the Octagon as of late. He recently extended his winning streak to five by stopping Anthony Smith via TKO in the third round. “The War Horse” earned his second “Performance of the Night” bonus as a result of his handiwork at UFC Vegas 83.

Alex Pereira
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.

Alex Pereira, Jan Blachowicz, UFC 291, UFC
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.

Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira, UFC 295, UFC
Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya teases fans with UFC 298 title fight against Alex Pereira

Susan Cox - November 24, 2023

Israel Adesanya teased fight fans on Thursday with a UFC 298 title bout against Alex Pereira. UFC 298 will take place on February 17th of 2024 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.