Kickboxing champion, former Israel Adesanya foe Alex Pereira, signs with LFA

    The man who last defeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has plans to resume his MMA career.

    Pereira (2-1), the reigning GLORY Kickboxing middleweight champion and interim light heavyweight champion, has signed with LFA, officials announced on Thursday.

    “@LFAfighting is excited to announce that we have signed top prospect @AlexPoatanPereira. 🇧🇷

    @AlexPoatanPereira is the reigning #GLORY #middleweight (85 kg) champion and #GLORY interim #lightheavyweight (95 kg) champion. 🏆🏆

    @AlexPoatanPereira is widely regarded as one of the best kickboxers in the world. He is the last man to defeat @StyleBender and holds a 2-0 record against the reigning #UFC middleweight champion in #kickboxing. 👊

    @AlexPoatanPereira will be joining our stacked #middleweight division! 💥”

    Pereira, a 33-year-old Brazilian, is the last man to hand Adesanya a loss in combat sports competition, knocking him out in a kickboxing match in 2017. He will return to MMA for the first time in more than four years, with his most recent fight being a knockout win in May 2016.

    A date and opponent for Pereira’s LFA debut is yet to be announced.

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