Alex Pereira

From Featherweight To Heavyweight: Alex Pereira’s Astonishing 22-Pound Weight Gain In 24 Hours!

In addition to jumping to a higher weight class, Alex Pereira gained nearly 22 pounds in the 24 hours after the weigh-in for his UFC 291 bout against Jan Blachowicz. Alex Pereira has been a household name in MMA since his November 10, 2022 victory over middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. In case you missed it, the Brazilian MMA fighter had already beaten Israel twice as an amateur. He really became Adesanya’s nightmare. It didn’t take long for Adesanya to reclaim his middleweight championship, as he knocked Alex out in the second round of UFC 287 on April 9, 2023.

On the other side, he just changed weight classes and competed in UFC 291 as a light heavyweight against Jan Blachowicz. He won the bout by unanimous decision. People haven’t gotten over the notion that Alex Pereira seemed much too heavy throughout the bout. While they both weighed 205 pounds at the weigh-ins, Alex gained nearly 22 pounds in the 24 hours leading up to the battle. Of course, in the UFC, you may gain as much weight as you want after the weigh-in. People think it’s ridiculous and want to know more about his weight growth. So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Alex Pereira gained 22 pounds in the 24 hours after his weigh-in for UFC 291!

Alex Pereira (@alexpoatanpereira) had previously won a middleweight decision. During the weigh-in for his second professional bout against Israel Adesanya in UFC 287, he weighed around 185 pounds. In his most recent fight, he gained about 20 pounds in his battle against Jan Blachowicz in the light heavyweight class. However, Alex did not simply gain weight before his bout against Jan. During the weigh-in for his debut light heavyweight bout, he weighed 205.5 pounds. He dropped out of the middleweight division to prevent a drastic weight reduction. As a consequence, numerous MMA fans are wondering how much the former UFC middleweight champion would weigh on fight night. ESPN MMA made an incredible statement on Twitter.

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Yes, Alex Pereira gained more than 22 pounds within 24 hours after the weigh-in. While it is perfectly acceptable to gain as much weight as you like after the weigh-in in the UFC, fans replied in a variety of ways in the post’s comments area. Some believe Pereira’s dramatic weight rise after the weigh-in should be unlawful. Similarly, many fans were astonished to find that Pereira had competed in the UFC’s middleweight class five times. Several fans, on the other hand, were unsurprised by Pereira’s weight increase after weighing in, believing it was just water weight. As one user put it,

2.7 gallons of water, not too difficult.

Similarly, another writer said,

Yes, it is referred to as water weight.

Will There Be a Third Match Between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to Sydney, Australia, on September 9, with Israel Adesanya expected to defend his middleweight title in the main event of UFC 293. The main difficulty is that Dricus Du Plessis, the number one contender, is not anticipated to be ready after fighting on July 8. The UFC is thought to be reluctant to match Adesanya against Sean Strickland, the second-best title contender. As a consequence, the UFC may consider other possibilities for ‘The Last Stylebender’ at UFC 293. In an interview with The Schmo, Jon Anik said that Adesanya might fight the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira for the vacant light heavyweight title, adding,

Alex Pereira

It’s not insane to consider Adesanya and the winner of Pereira and Blachowicz for the light heavyweight belt. Because it is unoccupied in Sydney. After Alex beat Jan, it would be intriguing to see who Adesanya faces in UFC 293. We will contact you as soon as we get any new information.

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