Alex Pereira is hoping to manufacture history this weekend in Recent York City.
Madison Square Garden has considered countless world title fights in boxing, and more only within the near past in mixed martial arts, throughout its lengthy history and Pereira, the venerable GLORY two-weight champion, will glimpse to repeat that feat when he takes on Jiri Prochazka this weekend. Would possibly merely quiet he attach success, Pereira will changed into the most fashionable UFC fighter to gain won world title in two separate weight divisions — now not immoral for anyone who handiest has ten skilled fights to his title.
“I’m honored to record all kickboxers in MMA,” Pereira acknowledged, as reported by Sports Illustrated. “You can well gain a kickboxing background and connect success in MMA, and I’m displaying that.
“My time at GLORY is extremely valuable to me,” he added. “It ready me for MMA, which I care for. I’m taking half in myself, and I are looking to glimpse more kickboxers in MMA.”
Pereira’s transition to mixed martial arts has been assisted tremendously by his partnership with Glover Teixeira — a fighter who only within the near past held the promotion’s 205-pound title, and who has moreover spent nearly 25-minutes within the cage alongside with his opponent this weekend, Czech smartly-known particular person Prochazka who is moreover a venerable titleholder.
“Glover makes a extensive incompatibility in my coaching even when he hasn’t confronted my opponent,” acknowledged Pereira. “So, since he has fought Jiri, it’s even more valuable right here. He helps me in so many systems.”
And as for who this may mosey down, Pereira supplied a blunt prediction. “Jiri is aggressive,” he acknowledged. “So am I. Inquire of a record.”