Alex Pereira’s son ruthlessly mocked Israel Adesanya following scary kickboxing KO – however ‘Stylebender’ acquired revenge


Alex Pereira’s son has performed a surprisingly distinguished position in his father’s rivalry with Israel Adesanya.

‘Poatan’ had crushed Adesanya thrice throughout two completely different sports activities heading into their middleweight title rematch at UFC 287 in April 2023.


Adesanya was in a foul method following his second loss to Pereira

Most notably, Pereira knocked ‘Stylebender’ out so badly that he wanted oxygen earlier than rising to his toes to listen to the official results of their kickboxing rematch in 2017.

Whereas Adesanya was nonetheless dazed and confused, Pereira’s five-year-old son, Alessandro, entered the ring, hit himself with a water bottle, and pretended to be knocked out.

Seven years later, a video of the troll job has been shared numerous instances and was even utilized by the Brazilian to taunt his greatest rival earlier than he lastly acquired his revenge final 12 months.

Adesanya knocked Pereira out chilly in spherical two earlier than firing three invisible arrows into his stricken foe and looking out into the gang, pointing at Pereira’s crying son and mocking him by falling to the bottom.


The 2-time UFC middleweight champion admitted throughout his post-fight press convention that his celebration was ‘petty’ however insisted he felt the necessity to educate the 12-year-old a lesson.

Pereira insisted he ‘wouldn’t do’ what Adesanya did to his son however accepted that the New Zealander was most likely caught up within the warmth of the second after lastly getting his personal again.

“I wouldn’t do the identical,” he stated days after his first UFC loss.

“I don’t know, it was seven years in the past, he was enduring it and I noticed the enjoyment that he had after the knockout as a result of that was his dream and he made it.

Pereira's son added insult to injury by mocking Adesanya


Pereira’s son added insult to harm by mocking AdesanyaCredit score: @alexpoatanpereira – instagram
'Stylebender' finally got his revenge last year


‘Stylebender’ lastly acquired his revenge final 12 monthsCredit score: Getty

“However we’re evaluating him with a baby who was 5 years outdated on the time, proper? I don’t have that thoughts.

Since their fourth battle, Pereira has moved as much as mild heavyweight and change into a two-weight UFC champion by knocking out Jiri Prochazka.

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Issues haven’t gone as properly for Adesanya since beating Pereira as he suffered an enormous upset defeat to Sean Strickland earlier than claiming he’s taking a break from MMA.

Pereira instantly referred to as out Adesanya following his mild heavyweight title win, nevertheless it seems when the 34-year-old returns, it’ll be towards new middleweight champion Dricus du Plessis.

A fifth battle between Pereira and Adesanya appears inevitable and every time it occurs Alessandro might keep at house after enduring a really horrible evening at UFC 287.


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