After his victory over Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295, we look at Alex Pereira and his unique record of ending winning streaks. Read more here.
Alex Pereira etched his name into UFC history last weekend with another classic victory. The Brazilian beat Jiri Prochazka to become the UFC light-heavyweight champion of the world. And in light of his most recent win, we look at an interesting pattern Pereira has set in the UFC of breaking people’s streaks.
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Pereira took on Prochazka in the main event of last weekend’s UFC 295. And the Brazilian fought through a difficult first round and knocked out the Czech fighter in the second. Therefore, in just seven fights in the UFC, Pereira has won two belts and beaten four former or current UFC champions.
Alex Pereira Ending Long UFC Winning Streaks of Israel Adesanya, Jiri Prochazka, and Others
An account on X pointed out that Pereira has a special record of bringing long UFC unbeaten or win streaks to an end. In his second fight in the UFC, Pereira beat Bruno Silva. Silva had a seven-fight win streak and was 3-0 in the UFC prior to the loss vs Pereira.
The light-heavyweight champion then took on Sean Strickland to earn a title shot. And Strickland entered that fight on a 6-0 winning streak in the middleweight division. However, Pereira made light work of the American too.
Pereira then faced his arch-nemesis, Israel Adesanya, for the belt. And Adesanya had put together an incredible 22-0 record in the middleweight division. His only loss came against Jan Blachowicz in the light-heavyweight division. However, Pereira knocked out Adesanya to end his streak.
And last weekend, Pereira did the same for Jiri Prochazka. The Czech fighter was 3-0 in the UFC. However, he had a 13-fight winning streak, including fights out of the UFC. Moreover. His last knockout defeat came over ten years ago. Despite this, Pereira not only beat Prochazka, but he also inflicted his first knockout defeat in over ten years.
So there you have it. This is how Pereira has become a destroyer of UFC streaks. What do you make of this pattern from the Brazilian? Whose winning streak do you think he will end in his next fight?