Watch UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira gets knocked out by rapper Lil Tjay, video goes viral

Watch UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira gets knocked out by rapper Lil Tjay, video goes viral

A video of UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira getting knocked out by American rapper Lil Tjay recently went viral

Alex Pereira is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer who currently competes in the UFC light heavyweight division.

UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira gets knocked out by rapper Lil Tjay, video goes viral

Although Pereira competes in the light heavyweight division, he is also a former UFC middleweight champion.

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Vira video of Alex Pereira getting knocked out

UFC fighter Alex Pereira recently got knocked out by Lil Tjay, a popular American rapper. The incident took place during a sparring session ahead of Alex’s return to the Octagon next month. The 22-year-old rapper gave a solid right hand on ‘Poatan’, which caught him right on the chin. The 36-year-old was immediately knocked to the ground. The veteran fighter eventually came back to his senses and looked confused about what happened.

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Lil Tjay bio

Lil Tjay, real name Tione Jayden Merritt, is a popular American rapper who rose to prominence back in 2017 with the song ‘Resume’. He eventually had a breakthrough in his music career with the release of his song ‘Brothers’, which earned him a record deal with Columbia Records.  Back in June 2022, the rapper got shot seven times during an armed robbery that took place in Edgewater, New Jersey. Following the incident, medical officials flew Merritt to Hackensack Emergency Medical Center, where he eventually underwent surgery. Just two months later, after the shooting, he released a new single titled ‘Beat the Odds.’ The song detailed his near-fatal experience and his eventual road to recovery.

Alex Pereira set to headline UFC 300

Amidst the recent viral incident, Pereira is currently preparing for his upcoming UFC headline event on Saturday, April 13. During the match, the veteran fighter will put his light heavyweight championship on the line for the first time against Jamahal Hill, the former titleholder. The two fighters will headline UFC 300. Notably, ‘Poatan’ claimed his title following a second-round knockout of Jiri Prochazka back in November. Going into the match, both Alex Pereira and Jamal Hill hold 6-1 records in the UFC. Meanwhile, the odds slightly favour Alex Pereira at -135, while Hill has odds at +114.

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