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Alex Pereira and Artem Vakhitov argue over previous fights, Vakhitov gives ‘to settle the difficulty within the UFC octagon’

The Artem Vakhitov-Alex Pereira feud is heating up.

Vakhitov’s feedback on Pereira’s UFC success didn’t sit effectively with the Brazilian, who supplied him a bit of recommendation relating to a possible leap to the octagon in pursuit of a trilogy bout with “Poatan”. Now, Vakhitov has doubled down on his problem.

“It’s been nice to see your success and I want you much more success in future,” Vakhitov instructed MMA Combating, “However I’m positive you may perceive that for me it’s unusual to be all the time studying about ‘the very best striker on the planet’ when for my part I beat this individual twice already. I wish to settle the difficulty within the UFC octagon.”

The meat began when Vakhitov instructed MMA Combating that though he was joyful for Pereira’s success in MMA, he lacked protection as a kickboxer. Vakhitov stated he hoped to fulfill the Brazilian a 3rd time, now within the UFC, to “exhibit lastly who’s the very best striker.”

Of their first match in January 2021, Pereira gained a break up choice to unify the GLORY mild heavyweight titles and grow to be a two division champion in kickboxing, however departed from the game shortly after dropping a majority choice to Vakhitov within the rematch eight months later. Pereira went on to hitch the UFC and grow to be a two-division titleholder once more.

Pereira took to social media to fireplace again at Vakhitov, advising him to “watch out with the folks which are supplying you with this concept” as a result of he believes their 1-1 rating contained in the GLORY ring is deceiving. He added, “everyone is aware of that after they gave you the win [in GLORY in 2021] it’s as a result of GLORY knew that that may be my final battle within the group and so they didn’t need me to go away with the belt.”

“No one gave me any wins comrade,” Vakhitov responded. “In my view I’m 2-0 in opposition to you — if anybody is to speak about somebody being ‘given’ wins then they will return and watch our first battle in GLORY and please attempt to clarify to me what the judges have been pondering, as a result of I gained that battle clearly.”

Pereira wrote that Vakhitov appeared “a bit misplaced” and urged he contact his supervisor Jorge Guimarães for profession recommendation.

“I’m neither misplaced nor confused brother — I do know my path and you might be on it,” Vakhitov responded. “I’ve been guided from day one by my supervisor Andrej Busygin and he’s with me each step of the way in which as we begin this subsequent journey. Till we meet once more…”

Watch each kickboxing matches between Pereira and Vakhitov beneath.


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