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Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

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Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan: UFC News: After losing to Israel Adesanya at UFC 286, light heavyweight might be Alex Pereira’s next fight. Five months after his spectacular fifth-round knockout of “The Last Stylebender,” “Poatan” returned to the Octagon and successfully defended his newly won middleweight title. This time around, […]

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan: UFC News: After losing to Israel Adesanya at UFC 286, light heavyweight might be Alex Pereira’s next fight. Five months after his spectacular fifth-round knockout of “The Last Stylebender,” “Poatan” returned to the Octagon and successfully defended his newly won middleweight title. This time around, Adesanya knocked out Pereira in the second round to win the 185-pound title, making a bold statement by defeating his Brazilian nemesis.  Follow UFC News Updates with InsideSport.IN.

After his latest defeat at the hands of Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira is considering a switch to a completely new division. Dana White hinted at ‘Poatan’s’ move to 205 pounds during the UFC 287 post-fight news conference.

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5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

1. Jamahal Hill: Jamahal Hill is the official 205-pound champion of UFC’s topsy-turvy light heavyweight championship. Jamahal Hill received the title from the former champion during the main event of UFC 283. He is #13 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. Yesterday after the match between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. Hill teased Pereira as he defeated Glover Teixeira a friend and mentor of Pereira at UFC 283.

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya
Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

As the words of Pereira switching his weight division spread, Jamahal Hill mentioned that it would be an honour for him to knock out Pereira completely in the new division. Irrespective of the warnings from the current champion Pereira has decided to still pursue a fight with Jamahal in the future.

2. Jiri Prochazka: Jiri Prochazka aged 30 years old is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. As per the reports he is #11 in UFC men’s pound-for-pond rankings. His current record-holding is 29-3-1. Prochazka currently fights in the 205-pound division and will be fighting a rematch with Glover Teixeira on December 10th of this year at the T- Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya
Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Jiri Prochazka seemed to be in favour of Israel Adesanya, it shall be no surprise for his and Patan’s fans to see them face off one another after Poatan decides to switch on the weight division completely.

3. Magomed Ankalaev: Magomwd Alibulatovich Ankalaev a Russian Mixed Martial Artist currently holds the #2 rank when it comes to UFC light heavyweight division. Magomed Ankalaev currently holds a record of W-L-D 18-1-1, he has fought against various professional fighters and has remained victorious in almost every match in his career, except for his loss to Paul Craig during the UFC Fight Night on March 2018 due to submission and a draw match with Jan Blachowicz during UFC 282 on December 2022.

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya
Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira will definitely have to fight the champion if he wants to win the title of Light Heavyweight Championship.

4. Jan Blachowicz: The Polish Professional Mixed Martial Artist. Also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. During the Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira, rematch Jan Blachowicz had predicted that Alex would win the match, as Alex had already defeated Adesanya twice. But situations did not turn in Alex’s favour. Pereira and Jan Blachowicz have Israel Adesanya as a common opponent that both have defeated in the past.

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya
Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Currently, he holds #3 in the UFC Light Heavyweight ranking. Blachowicz is one of the most potential candidates for Poatan to fight in a new weight category.

5. Aleksandar Rakic: A professional fighter since the year 2011. He Aleksandar is Australian by origin and is ranked #4 in the UFC Light Heavyweight ranking.

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya
Alex Pereira: 5 Potential UFC Light Heavyweight Opponents For Poatan After Loss Against Israel Adesanya

Rakic has a current record of 13-3-0 and fights for the Light Heavyweight category.

Alex Pereira vs Aleksandar Rakic will be an anticipated match by the fans if the fighters are allowed to fight against one another in future.

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