BATTLE OF A LIFETIME –
Nov. 7, 2022 – Pereira started training kickboxing at the age of 21 and turned pro after a 25-3 (25 knockouts) amateur record. As per some sources, Pereira still struggled with his alcohol problems when during the first four years of his professional career. However, he managed to beat his alcohol urges when he thought about his future.
He amassed an overall pro record of 33-7. He is an eight times Glory kickboxing champion. Other than that, he won the WGP and Pan-American championships. After a successful kickboxing career, he transitioned into MMA and is now set to fight his former kickboxing foe Israel Adesanya, but this time in the UFC octagon.