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- What does Alex Pereira do for a living?
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Who is Alex Pereira?
Alex Pereira, Alexsandro Pereira, is a well-known Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. Pereira currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In kickboxing, Pereira is a former Glory middleweight and light heavyweight champion. He is the first and only fighter to have held Glory titles in two weight classes simultaneously. He also competed in promotions including It’s Showtime and SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship. As of February 2021, Pereira is rated No. 1 in the kickboxing middleweight and light-heavyweight rankings.
Alex Pereira Career
Pereira won the Glory 14: Zagreb – Middleweight Contender Tournament in Zagreb, Croatia on March 8, 2014. He defeated Dustin Jacoby via first-round knockout in the semi-finals and Sahak Parparyan via majority decision in the final. It was then announced during the Glory 15: Instanbul broadcast that he would be among the eight fighters competing in the Glory 17: Los Angeles- Last Man Standing middleweight tournament on June 21, 2014, in Inglewood, California, United States. Pereira lost to the final champion Artem Levin by unanimous decision in the quarter-finals to leave the tournament.
Pereira was expected to fight a rematch with Cesar Almeida during WGP Kickboxing 25 for the vacant belt WGP Middleweight title. He won the bout against Almeida by decision. Pereira defended his WGP KB title with a second-round KO of Maycon Silva at WGP KB 40. In his following 5 bouts, he went on a 4-1 run, losing only to the pound-for-pound great Artur Kyshenko. During this run, he achieved his most famous wins, beating the future UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya twice: once by unanimous decision and again by a counter left hook KO. He earned the Glory Middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Simon Marcus at Glory 46: China.
Glory Middleweight Championship
Alex faced 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. At Glory 55, Belgaroui had earned the overhand right knockout at 2:29 of Round 1. For Alex, it was the 28th career win and the 6th inside the Glory ring. He stated in November 2018, that he would pursue an MMA career following his deal with Glory expiring in April 2019. Finally, he re-signed with Glory with the possibility to fight in mixed martial arts also.
Following 4 straight successful Glory middleweight title defenses, he moved up to face Donegi Abena for the interim Glory Light Heavyweight Championship at Glory 68. He won the bout by knockout in the third round, becoming the first double champion in Glory history. Following winning the Light Heavyweight Championship, he decided to defend his middleweight title over Ertugrul Bayral at Glory Collision 2 on December 21, 2019. Following largely dominating the first round, Pereira won the fight by knockout at the end of the round.
Glory Light Heavyweight ChampionshipAlex was expected to face Artem Vakhitov for the Glory Light Heavyweight title at Glory 77. He won the bout via split decision, becoming the first fighter in GLORY history to simultaneously hold two belts at the same time. He was then stripped of his Middleweight title. Pereira then rematched Artem Vakhitov at Glory 78: Rotterdam in his first title defense. He lost the rematch by a majority decision. He was then deducted one point in round 4 because of repeated clinching, which was seen by many as a controversial decision by the referee.
How old is Alex Pereira?
Alexsandro Pereira is aged 35 as of 2022, having been born on July 7, 1987, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He shares his birthday with famous people including Matthew Espinosa, Sky Brown, Ashton Irwin, Jack Whitehall, Steven Crowder, Ashton Irwin, Jorja Fox, Ally Brooke, Jeremy Kyle, Chris Andersen, and Holly Hagan, among others.
Alex Pereira Family
Who are Alex Pereira’s parents?
Alexsandro Pereira was born in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, to his parents and is an indigenous Brazilian being of the Pataxo tribe. He has not shared much about his parents with the media and has kept his personal life very private.
Does Alex Pereira have siblings?
Pereira was born to his parents into a family of two children. He has one younger sibling, sister Aline Pereira, who competes for Glory.
Alex Pereira Education
Pereira attended high school in his hometown, before dropping out to start a tire shop at the age of 12.
Alex Pereira Interests
Pereira started a tire shop at the age of 12 after dropping out of school. He was influenced by his friends and colleagues to start drinking and finally became an alcoholic. He started training in kickboxing in 2019 so as to get rid of his addiction.
Alex Pereira Spouse
Pereira is currently married to his loving and beautiful wife. He has not shared her information with the media and she has also stayed away from the limelight.
Alex Pereira Children
Pereira and his supportive wife have two children together, sons Lohan Vidal Silva and Allessandro Vidal Silva. Allessandro mocked Adesanya after he was KOed by his father, Pereira, on November 12, 2022, at UFC 281.
Alex Pereira Height
Pereira has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a weight of 84 kg (185 lbs).
Mixed martial arts career
Transitioning from kickboxing, he made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2015, losing the bout by submission. He then earned two straight wins and revealed he had signed a deal to face Diego Henrique da Silva in the Brazilian edition of Dana White‘s Contender Series on August 10, 2018. However, the fight never materialized as Glory denied him permission to compete. News then surfaced on October 22, 2020, that he had signed a deal with Legacy Fighting Alliance. He made his promotional debut against Thomas Powell on November 20, 2020. Pereira won the bout by knockout in round one.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Alex signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 3, 2021. He then made his promotional debut over Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268, on November 6, 2021. Pereira won the bout by technical knockout in round two. This victory earned him a Performance of the Night award. He then fought Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night 203, on March 12, 2022. He outstruck Silva for all 3 rounds and won the bout by unanimous decision.
Alex fought Sean Strickland at UFC 277, on July 30, 2022. But the promotion opted to move the duo to UFC 276 on July 2, 2022. Pereira won the bout following knocking Strickland out in the first round. This victory earned him a Performance of the Night award and Cypto.com Fan Bonus of the Night third place award which paid in bitcoin of US$10,000. He challenged Israel Adesanya for the UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 281, on November 12, 2022. Pereira won the fight by technical knockout in the fifth round, claiming the UFC Middleweight Championship as well.
Alex Pereira Net Worth
Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer, Pereira has been active from 2010 to the present. He trains under Vinicius Reviravolta and Glover Teixeira and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. Pereira has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $2 million as of 2022.