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In just 10 pro-MMA fights so far, Alex Pereira has already become the UFC middleweight champion and is on the brink of becoming the Light Heavyweight champion at UFC 295. Upon beating Jiri Prochazaka at MSG this weekend, Pereira will become the fastest man to become a two-division UFC champion.

Already a two-weight Kickboxing champion and a Glory Hall of Fame Inductee, Pereira is aiming to attain similar peaks in the world of Mixed Martial Artis. That said, Alex Pereira hasn’t been defeat-free.

Following his glorious kickboxing record of 33 wins and 7 losses, ‘Poatan’ now holds an active MMA resume of 8 wins and 2 losses. Here’s a look at the only two MMA fights that Alex Pereira has lost.

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Alex Pereira vs Quemell Ottoni- Jungle 82

Back in 2015, Pereria was still unfamiliar to mainstream MMA fans. He suffered his maiden MMA loss against Ottoni back then. Coming in with an unbeaten record of 3-0, Ottoni had the entire first round on the mat against Alex Pereira.

Although Pereira tried to get his opponent in an armbar, it failed. The future UFC champion began round two by finding his way through some good blows. Nevertheless, Ottoni became dominant in the later stage when Pereira ran out of energy and ended the round on top. Ending Pereira’s all efforts in vain, Ottoni submitted ‘Poatan’ via RNC.

UFC 287 in Florida

Alex Pereira knocked out Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 to earn the UFC middleweight title. Having beaten ‘Izzy’ twice in kickboxing, his MMA win led the score to 3-0 over ‘The Last Stylebender’. However, Israel Adesanya turned the tables in the rematch at UFC 287.

Alex Periera began the fight on a strong note and landed hard shots on Adesanya. It seemed like the Brazilian would have gone 4-0 over Adesanya.

That said, Israel Adesanya counterpunched his opponent brilliantly in round two and knocked the middleweight title out. Following that defeat, Alex Pereira moved up to the light heavyweight division and beat Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291. He will now headline UFC 295 against Jiri Prochazaka at the MSG for the vacant light heavyweight title.

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