(Video) UFC champ Alex Pereira resurfaces with UFC’s Polyana Viana after flirty grappling session

In a recent training session, current UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira teamed up with fellow Brazilian strawweight Polyana Viana. This encounter was featured in a video which has gone viral on social media.

The video starts with an engaging display of striking skills, as Pereira and Viana exchange powerful blows. What follows is an intriguing transition to the ground, where both contenders engage in intense grappling exchanges.

The MMA community responded with a spectrum of reactions to the video.

One fan humorously commented, “Single Alex is a menace bro ain’t no way he went for a takedown 😂😂.”

Another fan noted the unexpected grappling finesse of Pereira, stating: “All of a sudden ‘Poatan’ is a grappling specialist 😭”

The social media buzz surrounding the video generated various witty comments. Some of them are as follows:

“That’s called foreplay.”

“Imagine he just swung a full power left hook.”

“Dudes got the most rizz in the UFC.”

“Strategically, he decided to take the fight to the ground and force her in turtle position.”

This marks the second public appearance of Pereira and Viana together. Previously photographed in matching jackets, their connection became evident after Pereira reported split from former partner Merle.

Unfortunately, Viana recently faced a second-round TKO loss against Gillian Robertson in UFC 297’s preliminary card. On the other hand, Pereira is preparing for a title defense against former champion Jamahal Hill in the UFC 300 main event. It is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 13.

Pereira also expressed his wish to headline both UFC 300 and UFC 301 with a swift turnaround.

The pay-per-view event that was initially planned for May 4 in Rio de Janeiro included Pereira as the main attraction. The Brazilian said in January that he hoped to beat Ronda Rousey’s record for the fastest turnaround from a title.

As of right now, Rousey owns the record for the most championship defenses in 56 days.

In a recent video posted on his YouTube channel, Pereira said: “Since I was already talking to the UFC about UFC Brazil, and it’s something that was already kind of agreed but didn’t happen, there’s this possibility [to fight at UFC 301]. The UFC likes to see me fighting. I think that would be a good idea if all goes right. If I win and I’m not injured, I would ask for that. But one step at a time. The focus now is to win and defend this belt.”

The two resurfaced together at Karate Combat last night.