Alex Pereira Height, Age, Net Weight

Quick Info Alex Pereira :

NameAlex Sandro Silva Pereira
NickNameAlex Pereira
Date of Birth7 July 1987
Age (2024)37 Years
HomeTownSão Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo
Height6ft 4in
ProfessionBrazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer
PartnerMerle Christine
SiblingsAline Pereira
Net Worth30-40 Million USD

Who is Alex Pereira ?

Alex Sandro Silva Pereira, born on July 7, 1987, is a remarkable Brazilian athlete renowned for his prowess in both kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA). Pereira’s journey from a challenging upbringing in a favela to becoming a two-division world champion in both kickboxing and MMA is nothing short of inspirational.

Alex Pereira
Alex Pereira

In his early life, Pereira faced adversity, dropping out of middle school to work as a bricklayer’s assistant and later in a tire shop. Battling alcohol addiction, he sought refuge in kickboxing in 2009 as a means to overcome his struggles.

His kickboxing career boasts numerous achievements, including winning the Glory Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Championships simultaneously, a feat unmatched by any other fighter. Pereira’s dominance in kickboxing saw him defeat renowned opponents and claim titles in various weight classes, solidifying his status as one of the sport’s greatest athletes.

Facts about Alex Pereira :

  • Alex Pereira is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer (born July 7, 1987).
  • He currently holds the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and is a former UFC Middleweight Champion.
  • He’s one of the few fighters to become champion in two different UFC weight divisions (middleweight & light heavyweight).
  • In kickboxing, Pereira is a two-division champion, holding Glory titles in both middleweight and light heavyweight.
  • He’s the first and only fighter to hold Glory titles in two weight classes simultaneously.
Alex Pereira
Alex Pereira
  • Pereira is known by the nickname “Poatan,” which translates to “hand of stone.”
  • He overcame struggles with alcoholism early in his life.
  • Kickboxing training became a way for Pereira to overcome his addiction in 2009.
  • Defeating Israel Adesanya twice (once by decision, once by KO) is a major highlight of his kickboxing career.
  • Pereira is ranked #4 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings (as of February 20, 2024).
  • He’s considered one of the greatest combat athletes of all time.
  • Pereira started his professional MMA career with a loss in 2015.
  • He later went on a two-fight winning streak in Jungle Fight.
  • Signing with the UFC in 2021 marked a significant step in his MMA journey.
  • All four of his UFC victories have come by way of knockout.
  • He has won three “Performance of the Night” awards in the UFC.
  • Pereira is the only known fighter to be a two-division world champion in both MMA and kickboxing.
  • In November 2022, he dethroned Israel Adesanya to claim the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  • Unfortunately, he lost the middleweight title rematch to Adesanya in April 2023.
  • Most recently, Pereira captured the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

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