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Alex Pereira

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

Alexsandro Pereira was born July 7th,1987 in Brazil. He is a martial artist and former kickboxer from Brazil. Currently, he competes in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and currently holds the title of UFC Middleweight Champion. 

As a kickboxer, Pereira has held the prestigious titles of Glory middleweight and light heavyweight champion, achieving the rare feat of holding Glory titles in two weight classes simultaneously.

 He has also fought in other events such as It’s Showtime and SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship. Currently, as of March 21, 2023, Pereira holds the #6 ranking in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

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 7-2
Stance Orthodox

Alex Pereira’s 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.

Alex Pereira’s 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 Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 where he defeated his former kickboxing rival Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title. However, he lost the title defense fight in the rematch against Adesanya at UFC 287.

Alex Pereira’s endorsements

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

Alex Pereira’s net worth

Pereira has an estimated net worth of around $2 million. His biggest payday came when he won the UFC middleweight title by defeating Israel Adesanya and earned a purse of $932k from his base pay, Performance of the Night bonus, pay-per-view shares, and sponsorship deals.

Ethnicity and nationality

Alex Pereira is a Brazilian MMA fighter who belongs to the Pataxó tribe.

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.

Alex Pereira’s girlfriend

Brazilian mixed martial artist, Alex Pereira is rumored to be dating interviewer and TV presenter Merle. The couple has not confirmed their relationship, but there have been a lot of speculations about Alex and Merle dating.

How to contact Alex Pereira

Instagram: @alexpoatanpereira

Twitter: @AlexPereiraUFC

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