28 Facts About Alex Pereira


Alexsandro Pereira was born on 7 July 1987 and is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer.


Alex Pereira currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFC Middleweight Champion.


Alex Pereira won the Glory 14: Zagreb - Middleweight Contender Tournament in Zagreb, Croatia on 8 March 2014, beating Dustin Jacoby by first-round knockout in the semi-finals and Sahak Parparyan by majority decision in the final.


Alex Pereira lost to eventual champion Artem Levin by unanimous decision in the quarter-finals to exit the tournament.


Alex Pereira was scheduled to fight a rematch with Cesar Almeida during WGP Kickboxing 25 for the vacant belt WGP Middleweight title.


Alex Pereira won the Glory Middleweight title with a unanimous decision win against Simon Marcus at Glory 46: China.


Alex Pereira met Yousri Belgaroui at the Glory 40 and Glory 49 Superfight Series, and then in 2018 in New York Madison Square Garden at the Glory 55 for the Middleweight Title Match, where Belgaroui had received the overhand right knockout at 2:29 of Round 1.


In November 2018, Alex Pereira said he would pursue MMA career after his contract with Glory will expire in April 2019.


Alex Pereira won the fight via knockout in the third round, becoming the first double champion in Glory history.


Alex Pereira was scheduled to challenge Artem Vakhitov for the Glory Light Heavyweight title at Glory 77.


Alex Pereira won the fight by split decision, becoming the first fighter in GLORY history to simultaneously hold two belts at the same time.


Alex Pereira rematched Artem Vakhitov at Glory 78: Rotterdam in his first title defense.


Alex Pereira was deducted one point in round 4 due to repeated clinching, which was seen by many as a controversial decision by the referee.


Alex Pereira continued at Jungle Fight where subsequently racking up two straight victories against Marcelo Cruz and Marcus Vinicius Silveira, with a KO and TKO respectively.


Alex Pereira announced he had signed a contract to face Diego Henrique da Silva in the Brazilian edition of Dana White's Contender Series on August 10,2018.


On October 22,2020, news surfaced that Alex Pereira had signed a contract with Legacy Fighting Alliance and he then made his promotional debut against Thomas Powell on November 20,2020.


Alex Pereira won the fight via knockout in round one.


Alex Pereira made his promotional debut against Andreas Michailidis on November 6,2021, at UFC 268.


Alex Pereira won the fight via technical knock out in round two.


Alex Pereira faced Bruno Silva on March 12,2022, at UFC Fight Night 203.


Alex Pereira was scheduled to face Sean Strickland on July 30,2022, at UFC 277.


Alex Pereira won the fight after knocking Strickland out in the first round.


On 13 April 2023, Alex Pereira announced via Twitter that he was moving up to the Light Heavyweight division.


Alex Pereira faced Israel Adesanya for the UFC Middleweight Championship on November 12,2022, at UFC 281.


Alex Pereira won the bout via technical knockout in the fifth round.


Alex Pereira lost the bout via knockout in the final minute of round two.


The nickname was given to him by his first kickboxing trainer Belocqua Wera, who was responsible for helping Alex Pereira discover his indigenous ancestry.


Alex Pereira has a younger sister, Aline Pereira, who competes for Glory and had her MMA debut on November 18,2022.