Read about Alex Pereira’s stunning knockout victory to claim his second world championship in a different weight division. Find out about his call for a trilogy bout with Israel Adesanya and the potential challenger for his next fight.
| Alex Pereira claimed his second world championship in a different weight division.
| Pereira delivered a devastating two-punch combo to knock out Jiri Prochazka.
| He became the eighth fighter in UFC history to capture titles in two weight classes.
| Pereira called for a trilogy bout with Israel Adesanya.
| Former champion Jamahal Hill is likely to be his next challenger.
Alex Pereira’s Spectacular Victory
In a thrilling display of skill and power, Alex Pereira secured his second world championship in a different weight division. The UFC 295 headliner saw Pereira deliver a devastating two-punch combo that sent his opponent, Jiri Prochazka, crashing to the canvas in the second round. This remarkable victory comes less than a year after Pereira’s knockout of Israel Adesanya to claim the middleweight title.
Pereira’s winning moment came with a perfectly executed right hook-left hook combination that left Prochazka unable to continue the fight. The Madison Square Garden crowd erupted in applause as ‘Poatan’ was awarded the light heavyweight championship.
This victory solidifies Pereira’s place in UFC history as the eighth fighter to capture titles in two different weight classes. What makes his achievement even more remarkable is that he accomplished this feat in just seven fights inside the Octagon, making him the fastest fighter to do so.
Looking ahead, Pereira wasted no time in calling for a trilogy bout with Israel Adesanya. The two fighters have a storied history, with Pereira holding a 3-1 record against Adesanya from their days in GLORY Kickboxing. However, with Adesanya currently on hiatus following a loss to Sean Strickland, it remains to be seen if the trilogy fight will materialize.
In the meantime, former champion Jamahal Hill is likely to be the first challenger for ‘Poatan’ once he recovers from an Achilles injury sustained during the summer.
|Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka
|Pereira wins by knockout (Round 2)
Pereira’s Training Clip
In a video clip shared by @sinoUFC on X, Alex Pereira can be seen training the exact combo that he used to defeat Prochazka. This behind-the-scenes glimpse showcases Pereira’s dedication and preparation for his fights.