UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Alex Pereira Leaps to Second Place

Alex Pereira Moves Up to Second in UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings

Alex Pereira’s brutal performance at UFC 303 has earned him recognition beyond his hefty bonus of €303,000 for knocking out Prochazka. The Brazilian has now risen to second place in the latest update of the UFC pound-for-pound rankings, surpassing Jon Jones and Leon Edwards.

From Kickboxing to MMA Stardom

Alex Pereira arrived in the UFC from the world of kickboxing to shake up the most important MMA company on the planet. With an impressive record of eight wins and only one loss, the one against Israel Adesanya in the rematch held at UFC 287. After that, Pereira has racked up four consecutive victories, always responding regardless of the short notice, as seen at UFC 300 and UFC 303.

Pereira Moves Up the Rankings

The Brazilian, who plans to fight again before the end of 2024 to defend his belt again, has surpassed a myth like Jon Jones in the pound-for-pound rankings, as well as Leon Edwards, who will defend his belt at UFC 304 on July 27 against Belal Muhammad.

Ilia Topuria Maintains Fifth Place

Ilia Topuria maintains his fifth place in the rankings, waiting to fight again and defend his belt for the first time.

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