In order to get ready for his rematch with Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira is making use of all the assistance he can receive. On April 8, the UFC middleweight champion will square off against his longtime adversary once more, and it looks like he’s sought the assistance of veteran light heavyweight Chuck Liddell to help him hone his skills.
Adesanya had a 39-37 advantage on all three judges’ scorecards heading into the fifth round in their most recent fight at UFC 281, but ‘Poatan’ trapped the Nigerian-born Kiwi against the cage in the final round and knocked him out with a flurry of strikes to capture the 185-pound title.
Despite the fact that Alex Pereira already has the capable guidance of former light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira, it appears the aggressive Brazilian is enlisting the assistance of a pioneering UFC Hall of Famer.
In a recent series of Instagram images published by the reigning middleweight champion, Periera, Chuck Liddell could be seen mentoring and counselling the Brazilian.
Alex Pereira uploaded some workout video to Instagram with the caption:
Liddell, often known as “The Iceman,” has won fights against opponents like Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, and Alistair Overeem. He is frequently recognised with assisting in the mainstreaming of mixed martial arts (MMA). Given his illustrious background, Pereira displayed a video of Liddlel and Glover Teixeira discussing some fight tactics and posed the following question to the audience:
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya: Marvin Vettori predicts upcoming middleweight title fight
Regarding the eagerly awaited rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya at UFC 288, Marvin Vettori recently provided his opinion. The third-ranked middleweight contender has previously fought twice against “The Last Stylebender,” losing both times by decision.
‘The Italian Dream’ was recently questioned by Inside Fighting about his prediction for the next middleweight title fight. Asserting that he witnessed Adesanya losing at UFC 287 before facing him a third time, Vettori said:
“Pereira. Pereira — Pereira will defeat him once more. I might therefore be interested in another bout with Pereira. Well, both men [Pereira and Adesanya] are definitely both men. But I’m suggesting [I may fight Adesanya] because I think Whittaker would attack Pereira first, if that makes sense. So, after this fight, maybe I get Adesanya.Israel Adesanya has met Alex Pereira three times so far—twice in kickboxing and once in MMA—and has lost each match.
Marvin Vettori was defeated by former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in September 2022 by a unanimous decision. After defeating Roman Dolidze by unanimous decision in his most recent contest earlier this month, Vettori got back on the winning track.