“Things Just Got Real Interesting”- Jon Jones Taunts Israel Adesanya After Alex Pereira’s Insane UFC 268 Finish

Published 11/06/2021, 11:11 PM EDT


Former GLORY middleweight and light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira made his UFC debut at UFC 268. The Brazilian’s first fight was against Andreas Michailidis and he made a light work of his opponent.

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‘Po Atan’, after a grappling heavy first round, showed the world his devastating knockout power. At the start of the second round, the former two-division GLORY champion landed a flying knee which knocked out his opponent.

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Pereira is famous for holding two wins against the current UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, in kickboxing.

In their last fight, he knocked ‘The Last Stylebender’ out cold to go 4-1 in his professional MMA career. With an impressive debut like that, he and the UFC would like to capitalize on it. This knockout had the MMA community talking about it.

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One person who it got a reaction out of was Jon Jones.

Jon Jones reacts to Alex Pereira’s win

Alex Pereira made an impressive UFC debut that impressed former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. After the fight, ‘Bones’ tweeted, saying, “Things just got real interesting at middleweight.”

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This reaction comes as no surprise as Jones and Adesanya are known to not like each other. Both were tipped to fight multiple times when ‘Bones’ was the light heavyweight champion. The duo has had a back-and-forth on Twitter as well multiple times. Adesanya was seen trolling Jones after his Vegas arrest fiasco.

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Many people would be wanting a Pereira vs. Adesanya fight in the future, given their history. The Brazilian is currently 2-0 against ‘The Last Stylebender’ and would want a trilogy against him. However, Adesanya has definitely improved since his kickboxing days, so it will be interesting to see the outcome if they fight again.

What did you make of Alex’s debut and Jones’ tweet? Would you want to see a matchup between the two kickboxers? Do you think Pereira will be successful in the UFC? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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