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#14 Peso welter Division

Activo

"Demolidor"

Michel Pereira

Peso welter Division

27-11-0 (W-L-D)

5

Fight Win Streak

10

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

Michel Pereira

athlete record

Resultados del evento

  • Win

    Ponzinibbio vs Pereira Lima

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Split
  • Win

    Pereira Lima vs Fialho

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Unanimous
  • Win

    Price vs Pereira Lima

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Unanimous

Info

Learn more about Michel Pereira's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Marabá, Brasil
Trains at
Overcome Academy
Fighting style
Striker
Age
28
Height
73.00
Weight
189.00
Octagon Debut
May. 18, 2019
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
42.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2011
     
  • Ten wins by KO, seven by submission (2 RNC, 2 triangle, arm triangle, guillotine, armbar)
     
  • Has won eight of his last 10 and five in a row
     
  • 12 first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I received this nickname from a friend.”
     
  • Would have won a Fight of the Night bonus for Connelly bout, but missed weight and was ineligible

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(5/21/22) Pereira won a three round split decision over Santiago Ponzinibbio 
UFC 270 (1/22/22) Pereira won a three round unanimous decision over Andre Fialho
UFC 264 (7/10/21) Pereira won a three round unanimous decision over Niko Price 
UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Pereira won a three round unanimous decision over Khaos Williams
UFC Fight Night (9/5/20) Pereira submitted Zelim Imadaev via rear naked choke at 4:39 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Pereira lost via disqualification (illegal knee) against Diego Sanchez at 3:09 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Pereira lost a three round unanimous decision to Tristan Connelly
UFC Fight Night (5/18/19) Pereira knocked out Danny Roberts at 1:47 of the first round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training karate at 12 years old; I always wanted to be a champion.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am a champion in karate, a champion from Parana in wrestling, and a champion of jiu-jitsu. Black belt in BJJ, black belt in karate
Do you have any heroes? Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Conor McGregor
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC has always been my greatest dream. I have been fighting for this for 13 years and I went through many things to get to the UFC and fulfill my dream. This means a lot because I fought a lot for it, and I know I can be the showman of the UFC. Soon I will be the UFC champion and the showman of the event. I am here to show the fans and the UFC my style of fighting.
What was your job before you started fighting? I sold popsicles and tin cans, I've worked as a mason's assistant, I've worked as a blacksmith, I've worked as a karate teacher, as a zumba teacher, a dance teacher in Japan and I've been a bar man.