“If You Told Me Pereira Was a Murderer…” – Dana White & UFC Fans Look Absolutely Shocked After Watching Alex Pereira’s New Look

Published 11/12/2022, 8:26 AM EST

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The UFC is all set to host yet another touted event with ‘The Last Stylebender’ Israel Adesanya, taking on Alex Pereira in the main event. There have been varied opinions about who is the favorite to win this one. A lot of fans have chosen to side with the champion, placing their trust in Adesanya’s awesome fight intelligence.

Others chose Pereira as the future victor of this bout. Loads of fans attended the ceremonial weigh-in of this highly awaited bout as well.


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The weigh-in was also covered by a lot of MMA coverage pages and their videos garnered views of millions within just hours of being published. Neither of the fighters wasted too many words. Both said that they were looking forward to the fight on 12 November. Pereira decided to sport his tribal attire with face paint and a feathered crown.

This weigh-in video was also published by an MMA-covering YouTube channel named, ‘TheMacLife’. It received a whopping 689k views in just the time span of a few hours. Also, a healthy number of fans commented on the video stating their opinion.

Fans expected a nail-biting Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira bout

The comments section of the video by ‘TheMacLife’ saw the fans picking their sides, but still expecting an enthralling bout between Adesanya and Pereira. While some others, including the UFC President, Dana White, were mind-blown by Pereira’s amazing face-painted tribal attire for the stare-down.

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A fan wrote, “If you told me Pereira was a murderer… i’d believe you”. Pereira is indeed a terrifying striker. Combining that with his vintage tribal look made him actually look like he was going for the kill.


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One more fan said, “Alex Pereira looks like he is preparing for nothing short of a war”. Pereira’s tribal attire really caught the eyes of the fans.

Both Adesanya and Pereira had their own share of support from fans

Fans chose their favorite fighter. A fan wrote in favor of Pereira, “Pereira is looking through adesanya like a monster can’t wait for this fight”. Pereira also received kudos from fans due to his dedication to overcoming his demons. One fan wrote, “Let’s not forget that Alex started training at 21 to overcome his addiction to alcohol. Talk about talent and will!”


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One more fan pulled up a story from his mind in favor of Pereira. He wrote, “Imagine Alex wins a fight and immediately retires just to be known as ” the man who adesanya can’t defeat”.

But an Adesanya supporter finally emerged and commented, “I like how Izzy fights when he is faced with real adversity….go go go Izzy go”

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Another ‘The Last Stylebender’ fan wrote, “Now this is what you call an ‘anime’. Stylebender”. However, not all the fans were worried about Adesanya or Pereira. One of them also wrote, “Joe yelling and pronouncing Alex’s last name was a struggle”. Joe Rogan was also on the viewing radar of the fans.

Whom are you cheering for in this highly awaited bout?


Written by:

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.
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Rohini Kottu