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Brazilian mixed martial artist
Born: July 7, 1987 (age 35 years), São Bernardo do Campo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 84 kg
Siblings: Aline Pereira
Division: Middleweight (MMA, Kickboxing); Light heavyweight (MMA, Kickboxing); Cruiserweight (Boxing)
Full NameAlexsandro Pereira
Date of BirthJuly 7, 1987
Height6 ft 4 in
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Alex Pereira has indigenous ancestry from the Pataxó tribe. His nickname “Poatan” means “Stone Hands” in the Tupi language, which however is not the ethnic language of the Pataxó.
The nickname was given to him by his first kickboxing trainer Belocqua Wera, who was also responsible for helping Pereira discover his indigenous ancestry.
He has a younger sister, Aline Pereira, who competes for Glory and had her MMA debut on November 18, 2022.
Alexsandro Pereira is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former UFC Middleweight Champion.
In kickboxing, he is a former Glory middleweight and light heavyweight champion, and is the first and only fighter to have held Glory titles in two weight classes simultaneously.
Pereira also competed in promotions such as It’s Showtime and SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship. As of April 11, 2023, he is #1 in the UFC middleweight rankings, and #9 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Pereira was ranked #1 in the kickboxing middleweight and light-heavyweight rankings as of February 2021.
Alex ‘Poatan’ Pereira is currently the No.1 ranked contender in the UFC middleweight division.
The 35-year-old Brazilian fighter made his octagon debut in November 2021 and, within a year, earned his middleweight title at UFC 281:Adesanya vs. Pereira on November 12, 2022.
Alex Pereira lost his UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 287 via knockout on April 8, 2023.
Alexsando Pereira was born on July 7, 1987 in a Favela. He dropped out of middle school and started working in a mechanic workshop of 12.
Due to peer pressure, Pereira became an alcoholic very young. And later, to escape the addiction, he began taking kickboxing lessons in 2009.
In kickboxing, Pereira was a Glory middleweight and light heavyweight champion, which made him the only man to hold two Glory titles simultaneously.
Alex Pereira transitioned from kickboxing to mixed martial arts in 2015 at a promotion called Jungle Fight 82 and lost the bout via submission.
Alex ‘Poatan’ Pereira debuted on November 5, 2021, at UFC 268 against Andreas Michailidis and won the fight via technical knockout in the second round. He earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ award in this fight.
At UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev, Pereira faced Bruno Silva and won the fight unanimously.
For his third fight in the promotion, Pereira went against Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on July 2, 2022, and knocked out Strickland in the first round. He earned a performance of the night bonus along with a bitcoin worth $10,000.
‘Poatan’ for his UFC middleweight championship, fought the former champion Israel Adesanya on November 12, 2022, at UFC 281 and won the fight via technical knockout in the fight round. UFC 281 earned him a perfromance of the Night award.
Alex Pereira lost his UFC middleweight championship to Adesanya via KO at UFC 287 on April 8, 2023, in Miami, U.S.