Another of the world’s top strikers is set to enter the Octagon as former Glory Kickboxing champion Alex Pereira is set to make his UFC debut on November 6 against Andreas Michailidis.
The UFC middleweight division could have a dynamic new player added to the mix as former Glory champion Alex Pereira is set to officially make his debut at UFC 268 on November 6 against Andreas Michailidis. BJPenn.com was first to report the news, with ESPN confirming the bout with UFC officials late Friday.
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Alexsandro Pereira (3-1) has long been rumored to make his jump to MMA’s major leagues for some time now. A former Glory kickboxing champion in two weight classes, Pereira is best known for his 2017 knockout victory over reigning UFC middleweight kingpin Israel Adesanya. The Brazilian competed in MMA before in 2015 and 2016, but he made a bigger commitment to the sport last year and won by first round knockout in his LFA debut against Thomas Powell.
Andreas Michailidis (13-4) is looking to build on his first UFC victory after besting KB Bhullar this past May. Prior to that, “The Spartan Warrior) had built his resume competing primarily in Europe before he made his UFC debut in 2020, losing to Modestas Bukauskas in the bout where he was unable to reach his corner after the first round ended.
UFC 268 is set to be one of the most stacked cards of the calendar year with a pair of championship bouts topping the action featuring Kamaru Usman against Colby Covington and Rose Namajunas against Zhang Weili. The event is set to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York.