Israel Adesanya doesn’t see Alex Pereira as an excessive amount of of a menace in MMA, stating that this isn’t the identical as kickboxing.
‘The Final Stylebender’ is among the finest fighters in MMA in the meanwhile, however rising UFC middleweight Pereira already has his eyes set on him. Though he solely has two wins within the UFC and 5 wins general as knowledgeable MMA fighter, Pereira sees Adesanya as a simple goal for him.
Pereira was capable of beat Adesanya twice in his kickboxing profession. As soon as by unanimous choice and the opposite time by a devastating knockout together with his sharp left hook. Pereira has been calling out Adesanya since he made his debut within the octagon. In simply his third struggle, he might be taking up Sean Strickland who’s the fourth ranked fighter within the division. The struggle is rumored to be a title eliminator as effectively.
Pereira has promised to be the fighter to dethrone the champ, Adesanya.
“Properly if the struggle is tomorrow, me and (Israel Adesanya), completely (I might beat him). However I do know I simply received into the group, I’ve a path to observe right here earlier than I get the belt. So my focus is to turn out to be the world champion. So if he’s there or not, that’s the place I wanna get. Let’s see who’s there by the point I get there. However after I get there and he’s nonetheless there, I’ll don’t have any worry in any respect to take his belt. The one who received to be frightened about is him as a result of I beat him two instances already.” (Transcribed by BJPenn.com)
Israel Adesanya could also be trying previous his upcoming struggle with Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 by pondering on a possible bout with Pereira
“This isn’t kickboxing. That is blended martial arts. These ain’t huge pillow gloves. These are 4 ounce lethal weapons that I can’t wait to drive via (Alex Pereira’s) face after I’m going via Jared Cannonier.”
Adesanya first has to get via a tricky matchup in opposition to Jared Cannonier, whereas Pereira has to defeat a tricky fighter in Strickland. Pereira already has a devastating flying knee KO and a grinder out choice win in his first two fights.
In the event that they do meet within the octagon, who do you suppose comes out victorious?