Alex Pereira Next Fight: Former UFC Champion Teases His Opponent at Light Heavyweight With Name Announcement Soon

Published 05/01/2023, 11:15 AM EDT

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Alex Pereira shocked the UFC world after defeating Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 and claiming the middleweight title in just over a year of joining the UFC. However, he suffered a knockout defeat in the rematch against ‘The Last Stylebender’ at UFC 287, which put his middleweight status in doubt. Furthermore, ‘Poatan’ recently shared a post teasing a major announcement. Fans have shared their reactions to the post on social media.

The Brazilian ace terrified a lot of fighters in his initial run to the top of the middleweight division. However, after his loss at UFC 287, he is considering a move up in the weight class. Let us take a look at his recent social media post.

Alex Pereira teases a major announcement


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‘Poatan’ has been active on social media as of late. He recently shared a post on Instagram, mentioning that he will return to the octagon soon. In addition to that, Pereira also mentioned that he will notify the fans when and with whom he will be fighting next in the days to come. He captioned his post: “I am arriving! Soon I will let you know who is next.”

Although Pereira, at 6’4″, isn’t a natural middleweight, he had a perfect 4-fight winning streak in Dana White‘s promotion before his second-round knockout loss to Adesanya a few weeks ago. The UFC shared their own opinions on ‘Poatan’s post on Instagram.

Fans react to Pereira’s social media post

Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on Instagram.

“it has to be jacoby or rountree”

“Blachowicz the next”

“It’s insane he can cut to 185lbs and he’s a Natural 205er”

“had to finish this stop with Adesanya .. unfair not to have a rematch”

“Take some time off don’t come back too soon”

“Looking forward to your fight so you have to make sure your body is back to its best”


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“It better be the champ.”

Some fans speculated that Pereira’s next fight may take place against Dustin Jacoby or Khalil Rountree in the light heavyweight division. Moreover, some fans claim that he might consider facing Jan Blachowicz. But some fans were disappointed to see him not getting a rematch against Israel Adesanya. However, they have urged the Brazilian star to take some time and recover before hopping back into the Octagon. They also mentioned that they would love to see him fighting against the champion, Jamahal Hill, who also defeated his mentor Glover Teixeira earlier this year.


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Alex Pereira will make sure to put on some great performances in any division he decides to engage in. It is only a matter of time before he announces his next move. And it may not be long before Pereira has a chance to challenge Jamahal Hill after what he accomplished in the middleweight division.

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Written by:

Himanga Mahanta


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Himanga Mahanta is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for combat sports and a deep understanding of the intricacies of MMA. With his expertise and extensive knowledge, Himanga provides in-depth coverage of UFC events and fighters, bringing his readers closer to the action and the athletes they admire.
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Anuj Jacob