Alex Pereira is a Brazilian professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He was born on Feb. 26, 1987, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pereira is popular for his exceptional striking ability and has won multiple world championships in kickboxing as well as Muay Thai.
- Alex Pereira’s early career as a kickboxer
Alex Pereira started his combat sports career as a Muay Thai fighter and quickly made a name for himself by winning several national and international titles. He began training in Muay Thai at the age of 12 and had his first fight at the age of 15.
As a young fighter, Pereira quickly demonstrated his skill and determination, winning several titles in Brazil and competing in international tournaments. He won his first Brazilian Muay Thai Championship at the age of 18 and went on to win multiple titles in other countries such as Argentina, Italy, and Thailand.
In 2012, Pereira made his professional kickboxing debut in Brazil, winning his first fight by knockout. He then went on to compete in several kickboxing promotions, including WGP Kickboxing, where he won the Brazilian Super Middleweight Championship in 2013.
- Glory Kickboxing
Pereira’s big break came in 2015 when he signed with Glory Kickboxing, one of the most prestigious kickboxing organizations in the world. He made his debut against Dutch fighter Mourad Bouzidi and won the fight by knockout in the first round. From there, Pereira quickly rose through the ranks, winning the Glory Middleweight Championship in 2017 and the Glory Interim Light Heavyweight Championship in 2019.
Pereira’s success in kickboxing has made him one of the most dominant and exciting fighters in the sport, and he continues to compete at the highest level today.
- Successfully Defender:
Alex Pereira is that he successfully defended his middleweight championship title at Glory 77, which took place on January 30, 2021. Pereira defeated his opponent, Artem Vakhitov, by unanimous decision in the main event of the evening.
Since then, there have been no major developments or announcements regarding Pereira’s career or upcoming fights. However, it’s possible that there have been updates since my knowledge cut-off date.
Statistics of Alex Pereira’s Career:
MMA Record: 3 wins, 1 loss, 0 draws
Kickboxing Record: 35 wins, 6 losses, 0 draws, with 26 knockouts
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Reach: 77.5 in (197 cm)
Notable achievements in kickboxing:
Glory Middleweight Champion (2017-2018, 2018-2019)
Two-time WAKO Pro World Champion
Two-time WAKO Pro Pan-American Champion
In his MMA career, Pereira has fought in the UFC and has a record of 1 win and 1 loss in the promotion. He is known for his powerful striking and knockout ability in both kickboxing and MMA.