Alex Pereira is simply two fights into his UFC profession, however Israel Adesanya thinks ‘Poatan’ would possibly already be prepared for a title shot.
Throughout a latest look at a UFC press convention in Australia, Adesanya dismissed the notion that Pereira may be too inexperienced to struggle for the middleweight title even when he defeats Sean Strickland at UFC 276.
“I look ahead to both a kind of fights. I don’t like this narrative of like, ‘Oh it’s too fast for [Alex Pereira].’ However look, Jiri [Prochazka] simply fought for the belt and received the belt in his third struggle within the UFC. I feel Anderson [Silva] did it within the second struggle. In order that’s advantageous, he’s new to MMA. I’ve been on this recreation for a very long time,” Adesanya instructed reporters forward of his middleweight title protection in opposition to Jared Cannonier (h/t Sportskeeda).
Adesanya was knocked out by Pereira underneath the Glory banner in 2017 and ‘can’t wait’ to actual his revenge on the Brazilian in MMA.
‘The Final Stylebender’ was additionally crushed by Pereira at Glory of Heroes 1 however suggested MMA followers to go and watch each fights earlier than deciding who’s the higher kickboxer.
“This TikTok era has 15-second reminiscence so that they neglect. All they see is the knockout, however they didn’t watch the primary struggle and even watch the second struggle earlier than the end. This isn’t kickboxing, that is combined martial arts. And these ain’t huge pillow gloves; these are four-ounce lethal weapons and I can’t wait to drive that to his face after I am going by Jared Cannonier.”
UFC 276, which options Adesanya vs. Cannonier as the primary occasion and Strickland vs. Pereira on the primary card, takes place July 2 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada.