(Video) Former UFC champ Alex Pereira drops training partner with a body shot

A video featuring Alex Pereira recently made waves on social media. It shows Pereira dropping his training partner with a crafty body shot.

Pereira is getting ready to compete for the first time at the light heavyweight division in the UFC. With less than a month left before UFC 291, ‘Poatan’ engaged in a light sparring session.

The video showcased Pereira’s lightning-fast hook to the body. It received an array of reactions from fans. Many fans showered him with praise, astounded by his skill.

One fan exclaimed, “bro knocked him down using 20% ๐Ÿ’€”

Another user chimed in, saying: “Left hook of death”

Another fan stated: “Thatโ€™s Alex going not even 40% by the looks of it ๐Ÿ‘€”

Despite the overwhelming support, some fans scrutinized the training footage and took the opportunity to call out Pereira.

One fan pointed out perceived flaws in his technique, stating, “Bro tagged you with the same overhand you always get hit with”

Another stated: “Your guard still low. E be like you never learn ๐Ÿ˜‚”


Amidst the focus on Pereira’s remarkable display, several fans were captivated by an unexpected occurrence in the video. In the background, another individual can be seen executing a wild jumping uppercut.

Another commented: “Flying uppercut by Alex volkanovski at the back๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ”

As is common in social media comment sections, there was no shortage of trolls as well. One fan accused Pereira of consistently facing off against opponents smaller than himself. He stated: “always beating up smaller people ayโ€ฆ. nice.”

On July 29, Alex Pereira will make his long-awaited return to the octagon since losing the UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya. Pereira recently made a strategic decision to avoid a grueling weight cut and instead compete in the light heavyweight division. In his upcoming matchup, he will face Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event of UFC 291.