Alex Pereira will challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC belt on Saturday and prepares to commemorate with friends and family if triumphant at UFC281 He will return to eliminate mode instantly later, nevertheless, when he takes a trip with sis Aline Pereira to Sloan, Iowa, for her MMA launching 6 days later on at LFA 147.
” I’ve been following my sibling’s steps given that the start,” Aline Pereira informed MMA Fighting. “I [indication with] every promo he combats, I pursue him all over he goes, so [the shift to MMA] occurred naturally. I currently understood that I would likewise follow him if he went to MMA.”
The 32- year-old striker last went into the GLORY ring in January 2021, losing a choice to Tiffany van Soest for the very bantamweight title. She started training MMA quickly after, transferring to Danbury to join her sibling at Glover Teixeira’s group.
” Right now I’m focused just on MMA since you can’t concentrate on doing both, battling kickboxing and after that MMA,” she discussed. “You need to concentrate on just one of them to get to your objective.”
The most complex part of the shift from kickboxing to a ruleset that integrates a number of martial arts was handling grappling, Pereira stated, however dealing with the similarity Teixeira and “Poatan” have her all set to deal with TUF 30 alumni Helen Peralta. Peralta holds a MMA record of 5-3 after losing a choice to Poliana Botelho in her newest bout at Invicta FC 49.
” I enjoyed a couple of her battles, however I do not enjoy [tape] excessive,” Pereira stated. “I pay more attention to the method they combat, if they are too desperate. She hugs a lot, however I have not seen her take anybody to the ground. She’s more of a striker, however I believe she’s being available in to grapple.”
Pereira will remain in presence to view her bro obstacle Adesanya in New York City, and anticipates 2 success for the household in November.
” My sibling winning the belt, and after that I’m battling [at LFA],” Pereira stated. “I’ll come out triumphant and we’ll all commemorate together.
” I believe it’s going to be another knockout,” she stated of how “Poatan” gets it done versus “The Last Stylebender” at UFC281 “He’ll put him to sleep. And I’ll inform you this, it’s going to remain in the 2nd round, with that left hand once again.”