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UFC champ Alex Pereira responds to critics of his wrestling, cites takedown on Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has responded to those questioning his wrestling ability.
Pereira, a former two-division Glory Kickboxing champion, has experienced an incredibly successful transition to MMA. Like fellow ex-kickboxer …read more

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Bellator champion Johnny Eblen believes he would beat Alex Pereira “ten times out of ten” in possible fight: “He would have had to start wrestling 10 years ago”

Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen feels good about a fight against Alex Pereira. ‘The Human Cheat Code’ returned to the cage over the weekend in the co-main event of Bellator …read more

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Robert Whittaker: I'm 'a hellish fight for both' Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya

Despite achieving the greatest of heights in the UFC, Robert Whittaker believes he still hasn’t reached his ceiling.
The former UFC middleweight champion feels like his game is still on an …read more

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Whittaer: TKO loss to Pereira could be freeing for Adesanya

Referee Marc Goddard waves off Alex Pereira for the 5th round TKO win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker suggests Israel Adesanya’s knockout loss to Alex Pereira could ‘free him up’ for rematch

Robert Whittaker | Photo by Paul Kane/Zuffa LLC

Robert Whittaker thinks Israel Adesanya’s second knockout loss to Alex Pereira could take some pressure off the …read more

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[UPDATE] UFC 287 Main, Co-Main Event, & Location Announced

UFC 287 on April 8th now has a location for its recently announced main and co-main events. A middleweight title rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will headline UFC …read more

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Video: Israel Adesanya opens as favorite to beat Alex Pereira at UFC 287. Right call?

It’s official: Middleweight champion Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will fight each other for a fourth time April 8 at UFC 287.
Two times in kickboxing, Pereira has gotten the best …read more

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Conor McGregor ‘chickened out a long time ago’: Charles Oliveira, other Brazilian stars take shots at ex-UFC champ

Rafael dos Anjos, Charles Oliveira, Alex Pereira and Jose Aldo | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO – Conor McGregor hasn’t won a fight …read more

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‘He’s Worried If Pereira Fights Someone Else, He Loses’

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The general consensus is that Alex Pereira — despite his insane punching power — is competing at a marked disadvantage …read more

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Posted on January 31, 2023, 5:16 pm By
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Fights on Tap: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2 among 20 UFC bouts announced 

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira face off before UFC 281 in November. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Check out all the fights announced …read more

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Posted on January 30, 2023, 10:46 pm By
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Darren Till weighs in on a potential showdown between Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev: “It’d be a 30 second fight”

Darren Till is weighing in on a potential showdown between Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev. Alex Pereira (7-1 MMA) last fought and defeated Israel Adesanya (23-2 MMA) via TKO at …read more

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Video: Israel Adesanya channels ‘Saw’ to hype up Alex Pereira rematch at UFC 287

Israel Adesanya is once again promising a scary good time.
“The Last Stylebender” is scheduled to face longtime rival Alex Pereira once again when he challenges Pereira for the UFC middleweight …read more

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UFC 287 odds: Israel Adesanya the betting favorite over Alex Pereira in title rematch

Israel Adesanya has the advantage over Alex Pereira heading into their UFC 287 middleweight title rematch, according to oddsmakers.
Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC), the former longtime UFC middleweight champion, will …read more

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Israel Adesanya Shares ‘Saw’ Themed Hype Video Ahead Of Alex Pereira Rematch

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya plans to settle the score against Alex Pereira at UFC 287. Adesanya lost his middleweight belt to Pereira at UFC 281 last November. The …read more

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Video: Israel Adesanya releases 'Saw' promo for UFC 287 rematch vs. Alex Pereira

Israel Adesanya is already hyping up what will surely be one of the biggest UFC fights of 2023.
Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) will challenge rival Alex Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 …read more

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Video! Izzy Drops Saw Promo For UFC 287 Rematch

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Israel Adesanya is already taking to social media just 24 hours after his rematch with Alex Pereira was announced.
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Posted on January 28, 2023, 9:16 pm By
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Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya rematch booked for UFC 287

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will rematch for the middleweight championship in the UFC 287 main event on April 8. UFC president Dana White made the announcement on Friday.

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Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2, Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal headlines UFC 287 in April

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Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will clash again with the middleweight title up for grabs in the new main event …read more

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Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya middleweight title rematch official for UFC 287 main event

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run it back in April.
The UFC middleweight title will be on the line in the main event of UFC 287 on April 8 as …read more

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Pereira vs. Adesanya IV, Burns vs. Masvidal hit UFC 287

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira face off ahead of their title fight at UFC 281. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

It looks like the …read more

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Posted on January 28, 2023, 3:46 am By
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Dana White announces two huge matchups for UFC 287, including Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2

Earlier today, Dana White announced some massive fights for UFC 287 on April 8th. The UFC president stated that he had some massive announcements slated for this afternoon. White then …read more

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Jamahal Hill up for Alex Pereira fight but doubt UFC books it: ‘I’d knock him out’

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Jamahal Hill wouldn’t mind taking a quick detour to answer the call from a fellow UFC champion after capturing the …read more

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Posted on January 28, 2023, 3:46 am By
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Pereira-Adesanya, Masvidal-Burns set at UFC 287

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira will defend his title against former champ Israel Adesanya in the co-main event of UFC 287 on April 8. …read more

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Daniel Cormier details 'crazy' in-cage moment between Alex Pereira, Jamahal Hill at UFC 283

Daniel Cormier could feel the tension between UFC champs Jamahal Hill and Alex Pereira in the aftermath of UFC 283.
Cormier, who was the commentator and in-cage interviewer at this past …read more

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Jamahal Hill Outlines Criteria For Alex Pereira To Challenge Him

Jamahal Hill is open to the idea of a champion-versus-champion fight with Alex Pereira, but he thinks that the Brazilian should handle some business at middleweight first. “Sweet Dreams” put …read more

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Alex Pereira issues challenge to newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill: “What about knocking me out?”

Alex Pereira has confirmed that he’s interested in taking on new UFC champion Jamahal Hill in a superfight this year. Last weekend, Jamahal Hill captured the UFC light heavyweight title …read more

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Alex Pereira issues challenge to fellow UFC champ Jamahal Hill: 'What about knocking me out?'

Alex Pereira wants revenge for his coach and mentor, Glover Teixeira, while chasing UFC double champ status.
Pereira (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), the current UFC middleweight champion, has expressed interest in …read more

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Alex Pereira targeting May return against Robert Whittaker if Israel Adesanya not ready for rematch: “I’ll be ready for both”

Alex Pereira is ready to face either Israel Adesanya or Robert Whittaker next. ‘Poatan’ has been out of action since November, when he faced ‘The Last Stylebender’ at UFC 281. …read more

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Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill invites Alex Pereira to try and avenge Glover Teixeira: “I’ll knock Pereira the f**k out”

Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is inviting Alex Pereira to try and avenge Glover Teixeira. It was just this past weekend that UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira …read more

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UFC champ Alex Pereira eyes May return with Robert Whittaker if Israel Adesanya doesn’t want immediate rematch

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

RIO DE JANEIRO — Alex Pereira is already planning his next move as …read more

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Hill Invites Pereira To 205: ‘I’ll Knock Him Out’

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Newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira had to stand by and watch his longtime friend, coach, and mentor, Glover …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2023, 7:16 pm By
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UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira takes aim at Khamzat Chimaev: “He’s running from his own weight class”

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has taken aim at welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev. ‘Poatan’ had challenged ‘Borz’ to a fight at light heavyweight late last year. Pereira (7-1 MMA) most …read more

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Johnny Eblen Reveals How & Why He’d Beat Alex Pereira

Bellator Middleweight Champion Johnny Eblen is highly confident in his chances if a super fight with Alex Pereira ever came to fruition. Eblen will defend his middleweight title in the …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2023, 12:16 am By
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Sweet Dreams, Ripe Target

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Just like Alex Pereira, Jamahal Hill is being looked at as a potentially easy match by some …read more

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Coach On Adesanya/Pereira Stoppage: There Was More Chance Of Damage Than Recovery

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman went into further detail about his mindset on the stoppage that saw his pupil Israel Adesanya dethroned by Alex Pereira. Last year at UFC …read more

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Alex Pereira Vs ... Robert Whittaker?

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Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira captured the 185-pound strap with a late finish over former champion …read more

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UFC champ Alex Pereira gives timeline for return, open for Israel Adesanya rematch or Robert Whittaker

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira sees two viable options for his first title defense.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) dethroned Israel Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) to become middleweight champion at UFC 281. …read more

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UFC 283 'Embedded,' No. 2: Glover Teixeira trains with champ Alex Pereira

The UFC is back with its first pay-per-view of the year, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.
UFC 283 takes …read more

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Marvin Vettori explains why he thinks Alex Pereira will beat Israel Adesanya again if they rematch

Marvin Vettori thinks Alex Pereira would beat Israel Adesanya in a rematch. At UFC 281, Pereira and Adesanya collided for the first time in MMA – but third time overall, …read more

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Marvin Vettori: UFC champion Alex Pereira will beat Israel Adesanya again if they rematch

Marvin Vettori thinks UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has Israel Adesanya’s number.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) dethroned Adesanya to capture the middleweight title last November at UFC 281 with a fifth-round …read more

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Pereira Brings Back Title To Pataxó Tribe In Brazil

Newly crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Alex Pereira brought his shiny gold belt back home to show off to his Pataxó tribe in Brazil earlier this year. It …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2023, 2:46 pm By
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Punahele Soriano: Israel Adesanya still 'the way harder fight' than new UFC champ Alex Pereira

There might be a new king in the UFC middleweight division, but one fighter in the weight class is off the belief the current champion isn’t the toughest fight out …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2023, 1:46 pm By
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Video: Who challenged Alex Pereira for our Male Fighter of the Year?

We’ve wrapped a fascinating 2022 in MMA and we’re not too far away from the first major event of 2023.
But there’s still some time to look back at the year …read more

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PFL hopeful Quemuel Ottoni wants to be more than man who beat Alex Pereira

Quemuel Ottoni beat Alex Pereira in 2015. | Leonardo Fabri, Jungle Fight

The man that handed Alex Pereira his lone MMA loss accepts the glory …read more

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Check out the Top UFC finishes of 2022

Relive some of the biggest and baddest UFC finishes that we witnessed in 2022 from some of the biggest stars including Michael Chandler, Leon Edwards, Alex Pereira and more!

There were …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev’s coach wants Alex Pereira middleweight title bout

Welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev is willing to accept fights in two different weight classes, but his coach wants him to face middleweight champion Alex Pereira next.

Chimaev (12-0) is ranked No. …read more

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MMA Squared: The real 2022 fighter of the year

Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Zhang Weili, Joanna Champion | Chris Rini

It isn’t Alex Pereira, debate me!
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Morning Report: Khazmat Chimaev’s coach wants return at middleweight, ‘amazing fight’ with Alex Pereira

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Khamzat Chimaev is ready to get back in the octagon.
Options await one of the biggest stars in MMA at present. …read more

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Posted on December 27, 2022, 1:16 pm By
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‘No time limit and Izzy still has that belt’, McGregor excited for Adesanya-Pereira rematch

Israel Adesanya is the former UFC middleweight champion. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Conor McGregor believes Israel Adesanya would defeat Alex Pereira with no …read more

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Chael Sonnen's 2022 Comeback of the Year is not Leon Edwards or Alex Pereira

Chael Sonnen lauds Leon Edwards and Alex Pereira for their title-winning finishes, but they’re not his 2022 Comeback of the Year.
Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) came from behind to land a …read more

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2022 Fighter of the Year: Alex Pereira

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Frankly, it still doesn’t make sense.
Rewind back to January 2022 and Alex Pereira wasn’t even in the picture. A contender only in …read more

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Quemuel Ottoni Thinks He Can Submit Alex Pereira Even Faster In Rematch

Quemuel Ottoni, the only man to have defeated Alex Pereira in MMA, believes he could do it again in even quicker fashion. In 2015, the then 3-0 Ottoni made easy …read more

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Video: Jiri Prochazka, Leon Edwards and Alex Pereira claim UFC gold in 2022 with epic fifth-round comebacks

There were a number of UFC title changes over the past year, but three stood out from the bunch as the most dramatic.
Only a handful of championship bouts in UFC …read more

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Quemuel Ottoni thinks he could have submitted UFC champion Alex Pereira even faster with current skills

Quemuel Ottoni thinks he could have finished Alex Pereira even faster with his current skills.
Ottoni (12-3), the only man to beat Pereira (7-1) in MMA, thinks he has grown a …read more

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Conor McGregor believes Israel Adesanya would still be a UFC champion if his fight with Alex Pereira was a “no time limit” contest

Conor McGregor believes Israel Adesanya would still be a UFC world champion if there was no time limit on his fight against Alex Pereira. Back at UFC 281 last month, …read more

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Chael Sonnen thinks Robert Whittaker should get title shot vs. Alex Pereira – and he'd be favorite

Chael Sonnen thinks Robert Whittaker should be rewarded with a title shot after his fight with Paulo Costa fell through.
Despite the promotion officially announcing a fight between Whittaker (24-6 MMA, …read more

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MMA Junkie's 2022 Male Fighter of the Year: Alex Pereira

All you have to do is go back to Dec. 19, 2019, when the very first MMA Junkie headline on Alex Pereira published, to understand the amount of pressure he …read more

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UFC Vegas 66 Gambling Preview: Can Jared Cannonier follow in Alex Pereira’s steps and brutally KO Sean Strickland?

Jared Cannonier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

We all knew it was coming, but here it is nonetheless: the final gambling weekend of the year. …read more

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UFC: Cannonier vs. Strickland preview - Who is getting back on track?

Sean Strickland punching Alex Pereira at UFC 276 | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Dig into the main card of the final UFC event of …read more

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Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman confident ahead of rematch with Alex Pereira: “We were winning that fight relatively comfortably”

Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman is quietly confident ahead of a rematch with Alex Pereira. The two middleweight contenders met last month at UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden. While …read more

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Eugene Bareman 'quietly confident' Israel Adesanya can win Alex Pereira rematch 'with a few adjustments'

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman doesn’t doubt that Israel Adesanya can avenge his loss to UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) lost his title to Pereira …read more

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0-3 But ‘Quietly Confident’

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City Kickboxing’s Eugene Bareman shared his thoughts on a fourth fight against Alex Pereira, and the timeline it could happen …read more

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PFL announces first Challenger Series card for 2023 with welterweights including only man to beat Alex Pereira

Quemel Ottoni via Instagram

The PFL will return to action on Jan. 27 with the latest installment of the Challenger Series card where a group …read more

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PFL 2023 Challenger Series: Meet the welterweights, including only man to beat UFC champ Alex Pereira in MMA

The PFL’s Challenger Series will return Jan. 27 with eight consecutive weeks of fights across eight divisions.
The Challenger Series debuted earlier this year with PFL developmental contracts or spots in …read more

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