“Poatan Looking Strong Asf”- Fans Share Excitement as Alex Pereira Reveals Massive 230 Lbs Physique Prior to UFC 295 Clash Against Jiri Prochazka

Published 10/26/2023, 1:15 AM EDT

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Brazilian ace Alex Pereira is gearing up for his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 295. He will be going head-to-head against former champion Jiri Prochazka and has got considerably bigger in size for the high-stakes fight. Fans have noticed ‘Poatan’s new physique and shared their reactions to it on social media.

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Alex Pereira has always been a big guy, even when he was a middleweight. However, his transformation to light heavyweight has seen him as a much bigger fighter than ever. As such, his recent physical transformation has gone viral on social media. Let’s take a look at Pereira’s new physique.

Alex Pereira transforms into a massive 230-pounder

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The former middleweight champion is leaving no stone unturned ahead of his championship fight against Jiri Prochzaka. The light heavyweight title will be up for grabs due to the former champion Jamahal Hill suffering an Achilles injury. Moreover, Pereira seems to be ready for the battle as he recently shared a post on Instagram that has fans talking about his new physique. He captioned the post, “I’m in the form of my life – 230lbs.”

The post uploaded by Alex Pereira showed him going through rigorous strength training. He was lifting some heavy weights and boasted an impressive sculpted physique. Similarly, the power and conditioning ‘Poatan’ showed was enough to send the fans on social media into a frenzy. Let’s see what they had to say about the new, massive size of Pereira.

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Fans react to Pereira’s 230-pound frame

It surprised the fans to see how big Alex Pereira has become since his middleweight days. They could not believe that he was used to cutting down to 185 lbs. They also believe that he is one of the scariest fighters on the UFC roster.

“It’s still unreaaaaaaal the man was cutting to 185”

“How the fck, you can make 185 lbs… It’s Crazy”

“One of the scariest dudes out there”

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However, some fans, after witnessing his massive physique, believe that Alex Pereira looks much leaner than other athletes who weigh the same. Moreover, the claim that he’d still look the same if he ever jumped to the heavyweight division.

“alex you still look exceptionally lean at 230 lbs ..you can go up to heavyweight and still wont look fat”

“poatan looking strong asf”

The fans are feeling sorry for his next opponent, Jiri Prochazka. They are of the idea that Alex Pereira is going to make quick work of the Czech fighter at UFC 295. Moreover, some fans even claimed that ‘Poatan’ could aim to go for the heavyweight title and challenge Jon Jones.

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“I feel sorry for the next sucker that has to fight this Terminator MF”

“Coming for Jon Jones.”

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Now that the Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic fight has been canceled, Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka will fight in the main event. It will be interesting to see how both fighters fare against each other. Both fighters are former champions and know how to handle the pressure of competing in a high-stakes championship fight. We will have to wait and see how things unfold on November 11 at Madison Square Garden.

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Himanga Mahanta

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