Alex PereiraKickboxing is how Brazilian fighter Alex Pereira, the current middleweight champion of the UFC, first gained notoriety in the combat sports community. However, Alex Pereira for kickboxer-turned-internet-influencer Andrew Tate even once exacted revenge during his kickboxing career.
In less than a day, Pereira, the current middleweight champion of the UFC, will face Israel Adesanya in a middleweight title bout. The two previous rivals will face off in the UFC 287 main event on April 8 at the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida. Before the Brazilian’s big battle, he revealed something extraordinary from his kickboxing days.
How Alex Pereira took revenge for Andrew Tate?
Pereira, who has a professional mixed martial arts record of 7-1-0, may have you wondering why, at the age of 35, he has only competed in so few fights. Yet it just makes sense that Poatan had a fruitful kickboxing career, to begin with.
The Brazilian fighter faced Andreas Michailidis in UFC 268 in 2021 to make his UFC debut. Nonetheless, the middleweight fighter quickly became the best in the division thanks to his kickboxing skills. After overcoming The Spartan, Pereira won over Bruno Silva, Sean Strickland, and last but not least, a resounding victory over Israel Adesanya to claim the throne in just twelve months.
Prior to becoming a web sensation, Andrew Tate had a successful kickboxing career as well. In competing in Showtime 56 in 2012, King Cobra, a four-time kickboxing world champion, faced one opponent he was unable to overcome. Against former World and European W.F.C.A. champion Sahak Parparyan, Top G suffered a shocking defeat.
The fight between Alex Pereira and the world champion kickboxer from Armenia took place in 2014, two years later. Unlike Cobra, Poatan did not make the same error. The Brazilian had an easy victory thanks to his amazing left hook and overall kickboxing prowess. Pereira brought this up as he reminisced about the past, saying it was how he took revenge for Andrew Tate.
Although now Alex Pereira is dominating in the UFC, Tate’s career in kickboxing is long over. Would you like to see either of them return to the world of kickboxing? Share your thoughts in the comment section.