BREAKING: Knockout Sensation Alex Pereira Verbally Agrees to Make His UFC Return on March 12

Published 12/21/2021, 11:32 PM EST


UFC middleweights Alex Pereira and Bruno Silva are reportedly set to go to war at UFC Fight Night on March 12. As it stands, no bout agreement has been signed, and the fight has yet to be officially announced by the UFC. However, both men have verbally agreed to scrap, and this news has been confirmed by sources over at MMA Junkie. Chiefly, Combate was the first to break the news to fight fans.

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The 185-pound division is primed for the taking and Israel Adesanya is looking out for new faces to fight. Both men offer their own intriguing narratives to fight the champion. However, Pereira’s case is far more compelling.

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‘Poatan’ scored a sensational knockout over ‘Izzy’ back when both men laced up the gloves in the kickboxing ring. Adesanya has never been knocked out cleanly in MMA and Alex Pereira will want to be the man to KO ‘Izzy’ for the first time in the cage.

Alex Pereira vs Bruno Silva could be a thriller

‘Poatan’ is 4-1 as an MMA professional and recently recorded a stunning UFC debut back in November. The credentialed GLORY kickboxer landed a picturesque flying knee to the chin of Andreas Michailidis and knocked him out cold. Michailidis was out of commission before he hit the canvas and Pereira certainly capitalized on his debut spotlight.

He will be keen to replicate his success against a grizzled veteran like Bruno Silva. Another statement-making KO will certainly put him on the map and possibly elicit a call-out from the undisputed middleweight champion himself.

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Bruno Silva is on a 7-fight win streak and he’s racked up three of his most recent victories in the UFC itself. He is 22-6 as a professional and has never been knocked out in his long career that began back in 2010. Alex Pereira will certainly relish such a statistic and want to be the first man to KO Silva inside the octagon.

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Bruno Silva has shown a susceptibility towards being submitted and five of his six losses have come via submission. Despite these statistics, Pereira will be favored to land the fight-ending knockout blow before the 15-minute duration wraps up.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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