The former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira had a successful light heavyweight debut against the top contender Jan Blachowicz. Pereira hit the bullseye and is one step away from becoming the new UFC light heavyweight champion of the world.
Pereira moved from the middleweight division because light heavyweight is closer to his natural weight, and according to him, he feels a lot more comfortable in the new division. Since the light heavyweight division has given him ideal results so far, he looks forward to hanging around for a long time and eliminated the plans he made of dropping down to middleweight.
Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira have successfully made weight and have faced off for one final time before stepping into the ring. In less than 24 hours, we will find out if Alex Pereira can shine one more time; the challenge ahead is far from easy; it promises to be a competitive clash.
Stay tuned to hear Michael Buffer announce the UFC lightweight champion #AndNew.
Alex Pereira on moving back to the middleweight division
During the recent media day, Alex Pereira explained why he won’t go back to the middleweight division.
“No, I don’t think so,” Pereira said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Like I’ve mentioned before, I did have plans for middleweight, but I feel great in this weight class, and I’ve fought a lot at middleweight.
It’s taken a toll on my body. So for me, it’s much better to stay in this weight class”. “I haven’t really stopped to analyze the fight and really look into it, but I really believe that it’s going to be really hard for Dricus Du Plessis to beat Sean Strickland, I believe that Sean Strickland is the favorite”.
Perhaps Israel Adesanya could make a comeback in the light heavyweight division and fight Alex Pereira for a trilogy. How interesting would that be?