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Alex Pereira

UFC Middleweight Alex Pereira
UFC Middleweight Alex Pereira (Credit: UFC)

Alex Pereira is a kickboxing prodigy and is hailed as one of the best strikers in the world. The Brazilian is currently signed with the UFC and is ranked #4 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Pereira is a former champion in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions of Glory Kickboxing.

Pereira is famous for his scary power and devastating left hook. He is also the only man to knock out the UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya in kickboxing.

After dominating the Glory, he decided to transition into MMA. Pereira amassed a total of 33-7 record in Kickboxing and 6-1 in MMA. He also has a 1-0 record in boxing.

Kickboxing Career

Alex Pereira made his kickboxing debut in 20009. He has 33 wins and 7 losses in his kickboxing career. Out of 33, he won 21 by knockouts. He is a former Glory champion and won the middleweight and light heavyweight titles in the promotion.

Pereira won most of his knockout victories with his lethal left hook. This is also where Pereira beat Adesanya twice.

Alex Pereira in Glory Kickboxing
Alex Pereira in Glory Kickboxing (Credit: Twitter)

Pereira’s last kickboxing fight was against Artem Vakhitov at Glory 78. He lost this bout via decision and transitioned into professional MMA. Other than Glory, Pereira is also a multiple-time WGP and WAKO champion.

MMA Career

After a successful kickboxing career, Pereira transitioned into professional MMA and made his debut in 2015. He lost his debut against Quemuel Ottoni at Jungle Fight 82 but soon bounced back with stoppage victories.

Alex Pereira in his UFC debut
Alex Pereira in his UFC debut (Credit: UFC)

Other than that, Pereira also fought in LFA (Legacy Fighting Alliance). He knocked out Thomas Powell at LFA 95 and signed with the UFC. Pereira made his debut with a TKO win over Andreas Michailidis.

After that, he fought Bruno Silva and Sean Strickland. Pereira is currently undefeated in the promotion and his recent win came over Strickland at UFC 276.

Endorsements

Pereira has endorsement deals with Roobet, Venum, Athletic CBD, and Smilodox.

Net Worth

Pereira has an estimated net worth of around $2 million. His biggest payday came when he fought Sean Strickland and knocked him out to earn a total of $188,000.

Alex Pereira’s Family

Alex Pereira has a younger sister named Aline Pereira. Like Alex, Aline also fought at Glory Kickboxing and is currently signed with the LFA. She has a professional kickboxing record of 6-2.

Aline Pereira with her brother Alex Pereira
Aline Pereira with her brother Alex Pereira (Credit: Twitter)

Not much is known about his personal life and his family members. However, as per sources, Pereira dropped out of middle school and worked at a tire shop. He later became an alcoholic and began training in martial arts to escape his addictions.

Name Alex Pereira
Date of Birth 7 July 1987 (age 35)
Born São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil
Nickname Poatan
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 185 lb (83 kg)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)
Record 6-1
Stance Orthodox

How to contact Alex Pereira

Instagram: @alexpoatanpereira

Twitter: @AlexPereiraUFC

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