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Midnight Mania! Alex Pereira, Glory champ and only man to knock out Israel Adesanya, rumored to make UFC debut soon

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Israel Adesanya might just have a new contender coming up the ranks, and it’s a familiar foe. UFC Welterweight Laureano Staropoli posted a picture today of training with Alex Pereira, who twice defeated Adesanya in the kickboxing ring and said his UFC debut was imminent.

Alex Pereira is more than the only fighter to ever knock out “Stylebender,” even if that’s his relative claim to fame in the MMA world. Beyond that emphatic win, “Po Atan” is a decorated professional kickboxer who currently holds the Glory Kickboxing Middleweight crown, as well as the interim Light Heavyweight title.

Pereira’s current record in the ring stands at 41-6 with 30 knockout victories. The Brazilian has won his last eight bouts, and his recent knockouts are among the best of 2019.

There’s reason to believe this more than Instagram posturing as well. Pereira has a trio of MMA fights on his record (2-1) from a few years ago, and he expressed an interest in chasing Adesanya down after his last victory.

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