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Alex Pereira fires again finally man to beat him in kickboxing Artem Vakhitov: ‘Brother, watch out’

Alex Pereira and Artem Vakhitov break up their two-fight sequence in GLORY title fights at one apiece earlier than the Brazilian departed kickboxing to focus full-time on MMA.

Now “Poatan” appears stunned to see Vakhitov’s current feedback.

In a current interview, Vakhitov advised MMA Combating that Pereira “is a famous person and I’m joyful for him,” but additionally stated he’s completely down to satisfy Pereira once more, this time below MMA guidelines now that Vakhitov is targeted on constructing his personal MMA profession. Vakhitov added that he believes lots of Pereira’s current opponents have been too intimidated by the UFC gentle heavyweight champion and are “already defeated earlier than the combat begins.”

“His largest weak point is that he’s all assault, he has no protection,” Vakhitov stated of Pereira. “Due to his lack of protection, he’s open to taking plenty of punches to the top if he’s dealing with a talented striker. You noticed that in his second combat with Adesanya. He obtained caught as a result of he leaves plenty of openings for individuals who know what they’re doing.

“These different guys haven’t performed effectively in opposition to Alex as a result of their putting isn’t at a excessive sufficient stage. They aren’t assured in opposition to him and so they assume he’s unbeatable, so of their coronary heart they’re already defeated earlier than the combat begins. However I’ve overwhelmed him earlier than in pure putting competitors, and I’m positive I’ll do it once more if we will get our trilogy match within the UFC.”

Pereira, who just lately knocked out Jiri Prochazka a second time to efficiently defend his title at UFC 303, responded to the Russian striker on Instagram, giving Vakhitov recommendation.

“Hey brother, watch out with the folks which can be supplying you with this concept,” Pereira wrote in Portuguese. “The identical individual that’s advising you to try this has tried the identical to me and I didn’t do as a result of I’m not silly LOL 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 combat within the group and so they didn’t need me to go away with the belt! So that you can expose your self like this, evidently you’re a bit misplaced and virtually definitely doesn’t have a supervisor. That’s what I believe. You need to ship a message to ‘Joinha’ [Jorge Guimarães, Pereira’s manager] as a result of I believe he might help you. Chama.”

Pereira grew to become an undisputed two-division champion in GLORY in January 2021 when he received a break up resolution over Vakhitov. The 2 fought in a rematch eight months later. At that time, “Poatan” was already anticipated to ink a take care of the UFC, and Vakhitov received his belt again through majority resolution. Pereira made his UFC debut two months later with a second-round knockout over Andreas Michailidis at Madison Sq. Backyard.


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