UFC fans will be witness to an immensely significant non-title fight only for the future of middleweight title fights when Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira will officially fight in late July. Since Strickland’s move from welterweight to middleweight, the Xtreme Couture product has gone on a six-fight win streak, and Pereira has two wins over division champion Israel Adesanya.
Pereira is best known for his legendary status as a notable kickboxer, being the man responsible for defeating current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya when the champion was still a kickboxer himself. So far, Pereira is 5-1 in his entire MMA career with 4 wins coming from knockout games. Pereira is looking forward to moving up the middleweight rankings as soon as possible so he can snag the middleweight title whether there is Adesanya or not when he reaches the top.
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ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto broke the news of this fight via his Twitter account, writing: “Super interesting matchup in the works for UFC 277 on July 30th… Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira to be agreed verbally, sources say. Has the look of an all-action on-foot combat. No official location for this map yet.”
“Bruno is tougher than Sean Strickland for sure”- Glover Teixeira makes a bold statement about Alex Pereira’s next opponent
Alex’s last fight was against Bruno Silva and it was a grueling fight to say the least. After constant back and forth, Alex secured victory by decision and teammate and mentor Glover Teixeira believes this has given him enough experience to be in contention for the title. When talking to The corner MMAsaid Glover, “He is ready. He’s definitely working on his ground, he’s improving every time. He has a very good stance, is very good at distance and is just a very mature fighter. I think he is ready to fight Adesanya now.
“The next fight with Sean, I think it’s going to be a great fight for Alex and what he wants is to get there. To get there and fight. I think Bruno is definitely tougher than Sean Strickland in my opinion,” Teixeira said. “Just the hitting, he hits very hard. I think Bruno is tougher than Sean Strickland for sure.” Glover closed.
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