Following his groundbreaking win as the UFC light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira’s victory became even more extraordinary with the release of a compelling video.
At 36 years old, Pereira displayed sheer dominance by defeating former champion Jiri Prochazka with his distinctive left hook in the second round. His victory culminated with a relentless series of elbows and ground-and-pound techniques.
Intriguingly, backstage training footage emerged on X. The video showed Pereira diligently practicing the exact combination that led to Prochazka’s knockout.
The revelation of Pereira’s training regimen surprised fans. There have been parallel instances where renowned combatants like Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal were seen rehearsing decisive moves just moments before executing them inside the octagon.
One MMA enthusiast on X remarked: “His documentary going to be crazy one day”
But amidst the admiration, dissenting voices emerged. One commenter dismissed the training footage, stating: “Breaking News: Pro fighter practices combos”
Despite the varied responses to the behind-the-scenes video, Pereira’s stellar performance and groundbreaking achievements captivated most fans.
Within a mere seven UFC bouts, Alex Pereira stands as a two-division champion with wins over four former or reigning champions.
Transitioning from a decorated career in Glory Kickboxing, Pereira dedicated himself entirely to MMA in 2020. He has been training under fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira. In just four UFC matches, Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya for the third time to claim the middleweight title.
Setting records in the UFC, Pereira achieved the fastest championship ascent in the modern era. He holds the distinction for the fewest match to claim a two-division UFC title.
The former kickboxing icon was honored into the Glory Hall of Fame prior to UFC 295. With this, he may become the first combatant to be admitted into both the Glory and UFC Hall of Fame.
With an iconic career trajectory and record-breaking accomplishments, Pereira continues to etch his name in MMA history.