- UFC Middleweight Championship Contender Alex Pereira Has Crazy Weight Cut Ahead of Him Prior To UFC 281
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UFC Middleweight Championship Contender Alex Pereira Has Crazy Weight Cut Ahead of Him Prior To UFC 281
We’re almost exactly three months out from one of the most anticipated UFC cards of the year, and Alex Pereira (who will be battling for the belt against current champ Israel Adesanya) has a whopping 47 pounds to lose in order to make weight.
The former GLORY kickboxing champ has yet to start his fight camp for UFC 281, but revealed on Twitter he has a lot of weight to lose before the November 12th fight.
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Pereira and Adesnaya have some crazy history between the two of them, so it’s sure to be an instant classic. Pereira was the only man to beat Adesanya in any combat sport–well, until Jan Blachowicz had to ruin the fun back in 2021. But the fact still remains that Pereira was the FIRST to ever beat Adesanya, as well as the first to ever beat him twice.
But, the story gets better. Because not only did Pereira beat Adesanya, but he knocked him clean out. Coincidentally, he knocked Adesanya out with the same left hook that he used to knock out Sean Strickland in his last fight. All this will culminate at MSG in November, as the trilogy fight takes place.
Adesanya is currently the favorite to win, but is only clocking in at around -200 on most sportsbooks. Personally, I think this will be just another day at the office for Adesanya. Sure, Pereira has history on his side, but Adesanya has definitely matured and grown as a fighter since their last bout. Pereira has also only had seven professional MMA fights, so Izzy has a bit of experience on his side.
Will Izzy be able to beat Pereira for the first time in his life, and continue to cement his legacy as one of the best Middleweights to ever do it? Or is the reign of the Last Sylebender over, and the Adesanya killer will reign supreme as the new Middleweight champion? Either way, we’re in for some good action come November at the Meca.