Alex Pereira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight division and is the champion of the division. Pereira is a former kickboxing champion. His estimated net worth is $2 million. Here we bring you Alex Pereira’s net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more.
Alex Pereira Biography and Career
Alexsandro Pereira was born on July 7, 1987, in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of 12, he worked at a tire shop after dropping out of school. He started training in kickboxing to get rid of his drinking addiction.
Alex Pereira has been a champion kickboxer. He is a former Glory middleweight and light heavyweight champion and is the first and only fighter to have held Glory titles in two weight classes simultaneously. “Poatan” boasts a 33-7 record in kickboxing.
Alex “Poatan” Pereira made his professional MMA debut in October 2015 and lost his debut fight to Quemuel Ottoni at Jungle Fight 82.
As of writing, Alex Pereira is the UFC Middleweight champion. He boasts a 4-0 record in the UFC promotion and a 7-1 overall MMA record, with 6 wins via KO/TKO. Poatan is currently #7 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
The Brazilian mixed martial artist beat Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva, Sean Strickland, and Israel Adesanya.
At UFC 281, Pereira beat Israel Adesanya via TKO punches to win the UFC middleweight title. He was also named the UFC Performance of the Night.
Pereira is a three-time UFC Performance of the Night. He was named the 2022 Male Fighter of the Year by ESPN, Sherdog, and MMA Fighting.
Alex Pereira is scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight belt against Israel Adesanya, at UFC 287 main event, on April 8, 2023.
Alex Pereira’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings
In 2023, UFC middleweight king Alex Pereira’s estimated net worth is $2 million. His primary sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.
For his title-winning fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 281, Pereira pocketed a $923,000 total payout, including base pay, Performance of the Night bonus, pay-per-view shares, and sponsorship deals.
At UFC 276, Pereira pocketed $68k guaranteed money ($64k base salary and $4k incentives) and a $50k UFC Performance of the Night bonus for his win over Sean Strickland.
Moreover, Poatan Pereira earns a massive chunk from endorsements and brand promotions.
|Full Name||Alexsandro Pereira|
|Nickname||Poatan (Stone Hands)|
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1987|
|Birth Place||São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Relationship Status||In a Relationship|
Girlfriend and Ex-Wife
UFC Middleweight champion Alex Pereira is rumored to have a girlfriend. The Brazilian fighter’s girlfriend is Merle, a TV presenter and interviewer.
Pereira referred to Merle as a “special person” on his Insta page.
“Poatan” had an Ex-Wife and two children. His ex-wife’s name is unknown.
Born on July 7, 1987, he is 35 years old.
Height and Weight
He is 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) tall and 185 lb. He competes in the UFC middleweight division.
Pereira’s nickname is Poatan, meaning “The Hands of Stone”.
[As of March 19, 2023]
|Win by KO/TKO||6|
What is Alex Pereira’s Net Worth in 2023?
In 2023, his estimated net worth is $2 million.
Who is his girlfriend?
Merle, a TV presenter.
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