Michel Pereira


Wows crowd in UFC debut
May 18, 2019
Making his UFC debut, Pereira defeated Danny Roberts via KO (strikes) at 1:47 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night in Rochester, New York on Saturday..
Now that's how you arrive on the scene! After breaking down in tears of joy before entering the Octagon and doing a break dance after ring announcer Joe Martinez mentioned his name, Pereira then went out and smashed an unsuspecting Roberts with a perfectly-placed combination that was finished with a vicious straight right hand. The Brazilian is entertaining, talented, and absolutely massive for the 170-pound division. His debut could not have gone any better, and Pereira is officially worth keeping an eye on moving forward. His unorthodox striking style poses risks, but will be fan-friendly and difficult to prepare for. On Saturday night, it earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
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Gets UFC debut in Rochester
April 11, 2019
Pereira has been booked to fight Danny Roberts at UFC Rochester on May 18, Guilherma Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Pereira most recently is coming off a dominant stint under the South Korean promotion, ROAD FC. He has said he would prefer to fight at welterweight, and he will get his wish in his debut against Roberts, who is coming off a controversial loss via submission just two months ago at UFC Fight Night in London.
Joins UFC
March 15, 2019
Pereira signed with the UFC on Friday, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Pereira is viewed as a rising star in MMA and is coming off back-to-back victories via knockout as part of ROAD FC, which is a promotion in South Korea. Pereira has competed at both welterweight and middleweight but said will prefer welterweight during his time with the UFC.