(Video) Fans react to Alex Pereira’s hard sparring with Glover Teixeira ahead of Adesanya bout

Alex Pereira became a hot topic in the UFC months ago when he knocked out Sean Strickland.

Pereira has limited MMA experience but he’s beaten the Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya twice in kickboxing. This makes him a very hot prospect in an otherwise stale division.

Pereira is also frequently lauded for his giant stature. He’s possibly the biggest middleweight out there – likely bigger than even Paulo Costa.

With his training videos in the run-up to his main event with Israel Adesanya at UFC 281, Alex Pereira never ceases to astound viewers. In his most recent training video, former light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and Perreira went toe to toe.

Fans were delighted by them boxing without any safety equipment. Fans believe Perreira and Adesanya will engage in an epic confrontation on November 12.

One of them wrote: “My man Glover didn’t even want to stop. Just giving it to Alex. What a perfect coach- student combo for these guys. Izzy has Eugene, Alex has Glover. Unreal skills.”

Fans think that BJJ master Teixeira can teach Pereira some grappling techniques in return for helping him improve his striking.

Another fan said: A grappler in need of striking and a striker in need of grappling. Perfect”

Others anticipate Alex Pereira to end Adesanya’s illustrious reign as middleweight champion of the UFC.

Mike Terry commented: “As much as I love Izzy, all good things must come to an end. I think Alex gets it done.”

Glover Teixeira has faith that Alex Pereira will defeat Israel Adesanya in the UFC 281 main event. Adesanya has previously lost to Pereira twice in kickboxing, including a knockout loss in 2016.

Teixeira predicts that Pereira will beat Adesanya at UFC 281, unless he is having a terrible day. The 42-year-old also prophesied that if Adesanya seeks retribution for his earlier defeats, he would be knocked out in the first round. According to the previous light heavyweight champ:

“That style of his, of stepping in and out, Poatan works the distance very well. The way he puts on pressure is different. Adesanya knows that.”

“I think Adesanya has no chance against Poatan. Only if he’s on a bad day, then he may lose a decision. If Adesanya goes after him, though, trying to get payback for that knockout, he’s getting knocked out in the first round.”