Alex Pereira’s Girlfriend Mocks Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou After His Controversial UFC Exit

Published 01/17/2023, 1:15 PM EST

The beginning of 2023 marked the departure of the UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, from the promotion. It left the Heavyweight title vacant. The UFC 281 main event witnessed the Brazilian, Alex Pereira, claim the Middleweight championship from Israel Adesanya. ‘Poatan’ earned a standing TKO victory over ‘Izzy’ in the final round of the bout.

Since then, ‘Poatan’ has showcased a rather unseen side of his life. His wholesome social media videos suggest that he probably is in a relationship with Merle. ‘Poatan’s loved one also has a combat sports background. However, fans of the former champs Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman, and Francis Ngannou, might not be very pleased with one of Merle’s Instagram stories. Her story may be seen as a mockery of the 3 former champions who lost out or gave up their titles.

Merle updated the snap of UFC Champions despite keeping it similar

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Merle’s Instagram story initially showcased the 2022 snap of the UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, and Heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, standing together with their championships.

But Merle decided to present the updated photo of the UFC champions. Two of the championships had already changed hands and the Heavyweight championship was already vacated. It’s pertinent to note that the UFC has put their Heavyweight championship on the line for a Jon Jones vs Cyril Gane bout, scheduled for UFC 285 on 4 March.

The final portion of her story showcased an updated, or rather futuristic, snap. All the UFC titles were seen at the hands of their new owners. Merle’s story showcased Alex Pereira‘s head morphed into Israel Adesanya‘s photo. Which made ‘Poatan’ appear as the Middleweight Champion. Similarly, Kamaru Usman‘s head was also overlapped by a snap of the head of Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards, thereby updating the Welterweight Championship image in the snap.

Merle also turned mystic regarding the UFC Heavyweight Championship

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Till now, we could term the morphing of the photo as efficient; since it portrayed updated photos of the UFC Championships with their rightful owners. But Merle’s shared snap also exhibited the head of the coveted Jon ‘Bones’ Jones in place of Francis Ngannou, portraying him as the Heavyweight Champion. Many would agree that this was the point where this snap turned futuristic.

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‘Poatan’s’ loved one’s mysticism was quite understandable here. She reckoned that ‘Bones’ would go on to claim the UFC heavyweight crown in his UFC 285 bout. This story by Merle also gave a hint about her probable interest in predicting fights.

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However, fight fans around the world will be waiting eagerly to witness whether Merle’s prediction regarding the new Heavyweight Champion

 

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Souvik Roy

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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana

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