The champion Pereira is currently training at Overcome, where the coach Rafael Alejarra coaches at. The gym is the house for many great fighters like Michel Pereira who is a well-known UFC fighter from Brazil and is a great gym to work cardio and preparation as well as other mixed martial arts that exist there. Rafael Alejarra is a great MMA conditioning coach that has been working with the champion since the beginning of Cris Cyborg’s career from Brazil to now. Rafael Alejarra got an award twice for being the best conditioning coach in the world, and 2x the Ultimate fighter coach. He owns the gym located in Vegas, Nevada. Alejarra also has a gym with Renzo Gracie that teaches Jiu-Jitsu and has conditioning training too.
His last fight was at the UFC Fight Night happened on January 22 and the fight of Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho, and Michel was the one that took the win. Michel’s last fight was in July of 2021 against Niko Price and was won by decision and he has also won his three last fights that were against Niko Price, Kallin Williams, Zelim Imadaev. He has a record of 26-11-2 and has fought many huge fighters before like Diego Sanchez, Danny Roberts, and more. And he is now going to be fighting Andre Fialho. He has a record of 14-4 and it was really great. He has fought many great guys like Giovanni Diniz, Rick Reger, A.J Matthews, Javier Torres. The fight was won by decision after five long rounds.
His opponent now is Santiago Ponzinibbio is an Argentine mixed martial artist competing as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of November 23, 2021, he is #14 in the UFC welterweight rankings. He has a record of 28-5 and has fought any beasts before like Mike Perry, Geoff Neal, Miguel Baeza and many more.
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