Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill: UFC news: Alex Pereira just saw his MMA idol Glover Teixeira suffer a title loss in hands…
Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill: UFC news: Alex Pereira just saw his MMA idol Glover Teixeira suffer a title loss in hands of Jamahal Hill in Teixeira’s home country Brazil at UFC 283. Despite pulling off a commendable show, 43-year-old Teixeira failed to win the gold strap. That said, Alex Pereira has desired to meet Jamahal Hill in a potential showdown. Follow UFC News Updates with InsideSport.IN.
Former light heavyweight champion Jiří Procházka is still recovering from his injury and has vacated the belt which is now on Jamahal Hill’s shoulder. While Prochazka may take some time to return, middleweight champion Alex Pereira is in for a light-heavyweight showdown.
Referring to Jamahal Hill, Pereira wrote on social media, “I heard Prochazka is injured. What about knocking me out?”
6’4” tall Pereira can easily make it to the light heavyweight category. On the contrary, he is a big middleweight fighter who can possibly struggle to make 185 lbs in the future. That said, Pereira has been flawless in his UFC journey so far.
Imposing his electrifying left hook, ‘Poatan’ knocked out Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 to bring the middleweight belt back to Brazil, where it belonged for a long time under Anderson Silva’s reign. It remains to be seen how long can Alex Pereira retain his newly earned UFC gold. A move to the light heavyweight category will be influenced by what he does with his middleweight title.
Alex Pereira has some middleweight plans too on his mind
Before losing to Pereira, Israel Adesanya held the UFC middleweight title since 2019 and defended it five times. He is viable to get an immediate shot at it. Hence, Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya shall fight again. It shall be their second clash in the UFC, and the fourth in all-over combat. Adesanya is yet to beat Alex Pereira in a professional fight, be it kickboxing or MMA.
Alex Pereira calls out Jamahal Hill: ‘What about knocking me out?’- Israel Adesanya’s doom challenges UFC light heavyweight champion
Other than Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira has envisioned former champion Robert Whittaker as one of his possible opponents at 185 lbs. Therefore, it may be a bit too early to picture a light-heavyweight move for Alex Pereira.
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