Alex Pereira Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Alex Pereira Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Alex Pereira has been promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt by his coaches…
Immediately after his spectacular knockout victory in the main event of UFC 300!

The news were confirmed by Plinio Cruz, Pereira’s coach, via social media:


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Although grappling wasn’t really a factor in Pereira’s title defense – which he achieved with a vicious knockout, followed by ground-and-pound – his dedication to improving his ground game since transitioning to MMA is more than evident.

Starting as an elite kickboxer, Pereira’s commitment to enhancing his grappling skills led to significant progress, culminating in his promotion to BJJ brown belt about a year and a half ago.

He even showed off his grappling skills in a recent training footage:

You have to get tired, if you get tired it’s because you trained.
You can’t play here, the people here are badass.

Training here with Glover [Teixeira], there’s no way not to learn.

With all the experience he has, the experience in the middle of the fight, UFC champion, I’m learning every day.

I’ve seen a lot of people criticizing, not wanting to train.
I go there and train with women, with older, heavier guys, beginners…

That’s how we evolve.