The highly anticipated rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya is just around the corner, and tensions are already running high between the two.
‘Poatan’ Pereira, the current middleweight champion, has been taking shots at his longtime rival Adesanya, and fans are eagerly watching the verbal jabs exchanged between the two.
In a recent video that has gone viral, Pereira can be seen watching the 1984 movie “Conan the Destroyer” with UFC legend Glover Teixeira.
When the character Zula appears, Pereira points out the uncanny resemblance between Zula and Adesanya, leading to laughter from those present. Fans have been quick to react to the video, with many praising Pereira’s trolling skills and predicting another victory for the Brazilian.
Pereira might not speak English but he certainly seems fluent in MMA memes. This meme originated for the first time when Adesanya was matched with the Brazilian Chad, Paulo Costa.
The meme has followed Adesanya around thanks to his image consciousness and willingness to be the ‘Stylebender’.
Adesanya even referenced the meme once himself, acknowledging the humor.
The history between these two is well-known to UFC fans. At UFC 281, Adesanya and Pereira faced off for the first time, with Pereira knocking out Adesanya in the fifth round. Since then, the two have continued to exchange verbal jabs, making it clear that their rivalry extends beyond the octagon.
With the rematch scheduled for April 8th at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida, fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this highly anticipated main event. In addition to the middleweight championship bout between Pereira and Adesanya, fans will also get to see Jorge Masvidal return to the octagon to face off against Gilbert Burns in the co-main event.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.