Alex Pereira, Glory Middleweight Champion And The Only Man Who Put Israel Adesanya To Sleep, Wants To Return To MMA Israel Adesanya has a UFC score of 4-0 after an outstanding KO victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 230 on November 3, 2018. He seriously threatens to climb to the top of UFC Middleweight division. But Alex Pereira, the only man who put him to sleep, intents MMA return! https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vrxokyCnRe78 Alex Pereira (39-6) is the current Glory Middleweight champion. The Brazilian has a kickboxing score of 2-0 versus Nigerian-born New Zealander. The first time, \u201cPoatan\u201d won via unanimous decision in April 2016. They fought again in March 2017, when Pereira knocked \u201cThe Last Stylebender\u201d out cold via a great left hook! Pereira described their second fight thoroughly. (via MMAFighting.com) \u201cAdesanya kept saying he didn\u2019t lose the first fight, he didn\u2019t accept the loss,\u201d Pereira tells MMA Fighting. \u201cThe rematch, the first round was back and forth. The second round, he connected a good hand that rocked me. I was getting beat for two minutes, but my body was resting. Not that I wanted to, he was imposing his will, but my body was resting and he was getting tired. He put a lot of pressure but couldn\u2019t drop me. \u201cWe went to the third round and he was tired. He was winning the fight, but I told my corners I was going to knock him out. It wasn\u2019t luck, I knew I would knock him out. I moved straight forward and used the straight right and left cross, good weapons I have. It wasn\u2019t luck. It landed on his chin and he couldn\u2019t take it. He had a few rough days after that.\u201d Few months after the hard defeat to Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya won Melvin Guillard via TKO in an MMA bout to win the AFC Middleweight title. He improved his perfect MMA streak to 10 consecutive wins. He later defeated Stu Dare and signed the UFC contract with the score of 11-0. Alex Pereira fought three times in MMA under Jungle Fight (a Brazilian MMA promotion) banner. He earned the score of 2-1. Pereira was defeated in his first match via submission on October 24, 2015, but he successfully put both of his rivals to sleep in 2016. Alex Pereira praised Israel Adesanya. He said the New Zealander was very good rival due to his superb combination of precision, distance, and defense. \u201cIt\u2019s complicated for any tough MMA fighter to fight Adesanya because he\u2019s really good,\u201d Pereira says. \u201cHis distance and defense are his differential. Other fighters don\u2019t have a defense that good. Adesanya is very precise, he just moves his head a few inches to escape from strikes and he\u2019s already back in range to attack again.\u201d Alex Pereira is under contract with Glory until April 2019. He wants to join MMA. Yet, he is ready to wait for his contract to expire if the kickboxing promotion refuses to let him go. \u00a0\u201cI\u2019ve received two offers from big MMA promotions and we\u2019re analyzing them,\u201d Pereira says. \u201cI want to go to MMA. I don\u2019t know where I\u2019m going, but if Glory doesn\u2019t let me go, I\u2019ll wait until my contract is over.\u201d Pereira agreed to fight Diego Henrique da Silva in an MMA match under Contender Series Brazil banner in August 2018. Yet, Glory didn\u2019t let him compete. Alex Pereira defended Glory Middleweight belt versus Simon Marcus in September 2018. At the moment, he wants to focus on MMA return. He has a message for everybody who thinks he hurries too much. And he has some big plans too! \u201cWhen I fought Adesanya (in kickboxing), I only had 20 or so fights and he had 80. If I were to think like that, I would have been crazy to fight him, and I beat him twice,\u201d Pereira says. \u201cI\u2019m sure I can do a good job in MMA. I\u2019m not young, of course. To become a complete, well-rounded fighters, it would take me 10 years, but I\u2019m evolving every day I train, and I evolve fast. I\u2019m stronger than (Adesanya). At the weigh-ins, I would tell him \u2018if you take me to the ground, I\u2019ll know you\u2019re scared of my hands.\u2019 And I\u2019m no fool on the ground.\u201d \u201cI want to be known, I want to show everyone that someone who was born and raised in a favela can reach the top, can reach the highest level,\u201d he continues. \u201cI never moved to another country to train and became champion at Glory. That\u2019s great to show that everyone can achieve great things.\u201d Would you like to see Alex Pereira Vs Israel Adesanya 3? Do you believe \u201cThe Last Stylebender\u201d could revenge?