Alex Pereira, known for his success in both kickboxing and MMA, has been inducted into the GLORY Kickboxing Hall of Fame. Pereira, a Brazilian fighter, previously held the GLORY light heavyweight and middleweight titles simultaneously, making him one of the organization’s most accomplished champions. He joins the likes of Semmy Schilt and “Bazooka” Joe Valtellini in the GLORY Hall of Fame.
During his GLORY career, Pereira amassed an 11-4 record and achieved the most title defenses in middleweight history during his championship reign. His rivalry with Israel Adesanya, who later became a UFC champion, is notable. Pereira defeated Adesanya in two kickboxing bouts, including a brutal knockout, but Adesanya managed to get his revenge in their second MMA fight.
Since transitioning to MMA, Pereira has continued to achieve success, and he is set to fight Jiri Prochazka for the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 295. Pereira’s induction into the GLORY Hall of Fame recognizes his remarkable achievements in the world of kickboxing and combat sports.