Former UFC Champion Alex Pereira Joins Glory Kickboxing Hall of Fame

Alex Pereira has earned a noteworthy accomplishment as he was recently inducted into the Glory Kickboxing Hall of Fame. This announcement was made by the promotion over the weekend. This achievement crowns the diverse and successful career Pereira has had in the sport.

Pereira is acclaimed for his stellar performance and dominance in the kickboxing sport, having secured titles in both the middleweight and light heavyweight categories. Throughout his career with the organization, he recorded an impressive 11-4 mark. Moreover, he set an unbeatable record for the most championship defenses in Glory’s middleweight history. Among the list of esteemed athletes who have been honored at the Hall of Fame, Pereira is the third, following Joe Valtellini and Semmy Schilt.

Scott Rudmann, co-founder and vice-chairman of Glory, applauded Pereira’s impact on the sport. He praised Pereira as one of the greatest champions in Glory’s history and lauded him for being the only man ever to simultaneously hold the champion’s belt in two weight classes. Aside from his proficiency in the ring, Pereira has made significant strides in mixed martial arts (MMA). A pattern of success has trailed him as he captured UFC middleweight gold after a climactic fifth-round stoppage of Israel Adesanya in November 2022. After parting ways with the 185-pound strap in a rematch at UFC 287, the respected fighter, now 36 years old, switched to lightweight and scored a victory over Jan Blachowicz in his UFC 291 debut. Pereira is now set to stand against Jiri Prochazka for the vacant 205-pound title at the anticipated UFC 295; an event dated for November 11 later this year.

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