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Michel Pereira (fighter)

Michel Fagner Lima Pereira (born October 6, 1993) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Professional fighter since 2011, previously competed for 300 Sparta, Akhmat Fight Club, Serbian Battle Championship, Jungle Fight, Xtreme Fighting Championships and Road Fighting Championship. He is a former Serbian Battle Championship welterweight champion.


Pereira was born in Tucuma, Para State, Brazil. He began training in karate at the age of 12, and from the age of 16 supplemented his skills with Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Career in mixed martial arts

Early career

Michel Pereira began his professional career in mixed martial arts, competing in regional promotions in his home state of Brazil, Para, as well as in 300 Sparta, having a professional record of 9-3 with notable wins over veterans Daziel da Silva Jr. and Silmar Nunes. These early victories gave him the chance to take on bigger promotions. Like Jungle Fight and XFC.

In his first and only fight in Jungle Fight, he faced Junior Orgullo. He won by unanimous decision.

In the next fight he lost to Junior de Oliveira in Iron Man CF. After defeating Cayo Robson, Michel Pereira signed with XFC. In the preliminary duel of XFC International 7, Pereira faced Geraldo Coelho. Responding to the pressure of the opponent with clinches and takedowns, Pereira ended the fight in the third round with a guillotine choke. He fought next at the preliminary stage of XFC International 9, in which he met with Cairo Rocha. Using various techniques such as wheelbows and flying knees, Michel took the win via unanimous decision.

These two victories secured his main fight against Carlston Harris, which Pereira lost by unanimous decision.

After that, Pereira played in various promotions, in which he lost by decision to Abubakar Vagaev, Ismael de Jesus and Kurbanjang Tuluosibaka, and also defeated Stanley Barboza by triangle choke, as well as decisions against Renato Gomes and Cristiano Estela Rios.

Serbian Fighting Championship and Road FC

His 16-8 record gave him a shot at the vacant SBC Welterweight Championship against Luca Stresoski at SBC 15 on December 8, 2017. Pereira won by majority decision. Pereira was scheduled to defend his SBC title against Laerte Costa at SBC 17 on April 18, 2018. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Having moved from SBC, Pereira was scheduled to face Carlos Perira at Arena Fight 8 on May 12, 2018 in a 176 lbs bout. The fight ended inconclusively due to a cage malfunction.

Pereira next fought at 176 pounds against Ryul Kim at HEAT 42 on May 27, 2018. This fight was Pereira’s debut in South Korea. Pereira won by TKO in the first round. Pereira’s next fight was against Hea Jun Young at Road FC 48. He won via TKO in the first round. Pereira next fought in South Korea, scheduling a fight with Batmunkh Burenzorig at HEAT 43 on September 17, 2018. Although he won the fight via “read-naked” choke submission, the result was later canceled as a no-contest due to Pereira missing weight.

Pereira was scheduled to make a second defense of his SBC Middleweight Championship against Dusko Todorovic at SBC 19 on December 1, 2018. Todorovic won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Pereira was scheduled to face Won Joon Choi at Road FC 051 XX on December 15, 2018 in a 190lb bout. Pereira won the fight via knockout at 41 seconds. Pereira was scheduled to face heavyweight Dae Sung Kim at Road FC 052 on February 23, 2019 in the Openweight division. Pereira defeated Kim via TKO in the second round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Pereira’s first fight in the UFC was scheduled for May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 against Danny Roberts. Pereira used unorthodox punching techniques, including a showtime kick attempt and a superman punch, before winning the fight via knockout early in the first round. Pereira was awarded Performance of the Night.

Pereira’s next fight was scheduled for UFC Fight Night 158 ​​against Sergey Khandozhko. Sergey had problems with his visa and was replaced by Canadian Tristan Connelly Pereira missed weight by 2 pounds. He lost by unanimous decision against a smaller opponent who fought on short notice. M MA Junkie called this fight “Upset of the Year”.

The fight was awarded Fight of the Night, which Pereira was not eligible for as he missed weight, which meant Pereira forfeited 30% of his purse as well as his share of the $50,000 of the FOTN award.

Pereira’s third UFC opponent was Diego Sanchez, whom he faced at UFC Fight Night 167 on February 15, 2020. Pereira dominated Sanchez for most of the fight, but was disqualified for delivering an illegal knee to Sanchez while he was on the ground.

Pereira faced Zelim Imadaev on September 5, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 176. During the weigh-ins, controversy arose: Imadaev punched Pereira in the face and both had to be restrained by event staff. Pereira dominated the fight, hitting Imadaev several times back and then winning the fight via submission in the third round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Pereira faced Chaos Williams on December 19, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 183. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Pereira faced Niko Price on July 10, 2021 at UFC 264. He won via unanimous decision.

Championships and achievements

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (two times) vs. Danny Roberts, Zelim Imadaev

Serbian Battle Championship

Serbian Battle Welterweight Championship (one time)

  • One successful title defense

Record in mixed martial arts

Breaking professional records Hide
38 matches 25 wins 11 losses
Knockout 10 1
By presentation 7 1
By decision 8 8
By disqualification 0 1
No contests 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Defeat 26–11 (2) Niko Price Decision (unanimous) UFC 264 July 10, 2021 3 5 hours Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Defeat 25–11 (2) Chaos Williams Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neil December 19, 2020 3 5 hours Las Vegas, Nevada , USA
Win 24–11 (2) Zelim Imadaev Serve (rear naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai September 5, 2020 3 4:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Performance of the night.
Loss 23–11 (2) Diego Sanchez DQ (wrong knee) UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 February 15, 2020 3 3:09 Rio Rancho, New Mexico , USA
Loss 23–10 (2) Tristan Connelly Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Gaethje September 14, 2019 3 5 hours Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Rearweight Scramble (172 lbs); Pereira missed the weight. Fight of the night.
Win 23–9 (2) Danny Roberts KO (flying knee and kick) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee 18 May 2019 1 1:47 Rochester, New York , USA Return to welterweight. Performance of the night.
Defeat 22–9 (2) Dae Sung Kim TKO (knees) Road FC 052 February 23, 2019 2 1:02 Seoul, South Korea Open weight match.
Win 21–9 (2) Won Joon Choi KO (punch) Road FC 051 XX December 15, 2018 1 0:41 Seoul , South Korea Rearweight Fight (190 lbs).
Loss 20–9 (2) Dusko Todorovic TKO (punches) Serbian Battle Championship 19 December 1, 2018 1 4:32 Novi Sad, Serbia For the SBC Middleweight Championship.
NC 20–8 (2) Batmunkh Burenzorig NC (inverted) WARM 43 September 17, 2018 5 1:46 Aichi, Japan For the vacant HEAT Welterweight Championship. Initially, Pereira won by submission (rear naked choke); overturned due to missing weight.
Defeat 20–8 (1) Hee Jun Yang TKO (knee and punches) Road FC 48 July 28, 2018 3 1:48 Wonju , South Korea Middleweight fight.
Defeat 19–8 (1) Ryul Kim TKO WARM 42 May 27, 2018 1 5 hours Aichi , Japan Fight in the interceptor (176 pounds).
NC 18–8 (1) Carlos Perira NC (cell malfunction) Arena Battle 8 May 12, 2018 1 3:03 Redensan, Brazil Fight in the interceptor (176 pounds).
Win 18–8 Laerte Costa Serve (rear naked choke) SBC 17 April 28, 2018 1 4:02 Odžaci , Serbia Defended the SBC Welterweight Championship.
Win 17–8 Luca Stresoski Decision (majority) SBC 15 December 8, 2017 5 5 hours Novi Sad , Serbia Won the vacant SBC Welterweight Championship.
Loss 16–8 Kurbanjiang Tuluosibake Decision (unanimous) Kunlun fight MMA 15 October 3, 2017 5 5 hours Alashan, Mongolia
Defeat 16–7 Renato Gomes Decision (unanimous) TAURA MMA 1 September 16, 2017 5 5 hours Wiamao , Brazil
Defeat 15–7 Cristiano Estela Rios Decision (unanimous) Fusion FC 24 December 21, 2016 5 5 hours Lima, Peru
Loss 14–7 Ismael de Jesus Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brasil 67 November 11, 2016 5 5 hours Rio de Janeiro , Brazil For the Shooto Brazil Welterweight Championship.
Win 14–6 Stanley Barbosa Serve (arm and triangle choke) Revelation FC 4 May 13, 2016 1 4:56 Belem , Brazil
Loss 13–6 Abubakar Vagaev Decision (unanimous) Akhmat Fight Show 18 April 9, 2016 5 5 hours Grozny, Russia
Loss 13–5 Carlston Harris Decision (unanimous) XFC International 12 November 28, 2015 5 5 hours Sao Paulo , Brazil
Win 13–4 Cairo Rocha Decision (unanimous) XFC International 9 March 14, 2015 5 5 hours Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 12–4 Geraldo Coelho Serve (guillotine choke) XFC International 7 November 1, 2014 1 2:40 Sao Paulo , Brazil
Win 11–4 Caio Robson Silva TKO (retirement) Arena Battle 6 May 31, 2014 1 5 hours Redensan , Brazil
Loss 10–4 Zosimar de Oliveria Silva Jr. Serve (armbar) Iron Man CF 18 May 24, 2014 2 5 hours Belem, Brazil
Win 10–3 Alfredo Souza Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 65 February 2, 2014 3 5 hours Madre de Deus , Brazil
Defeat 9–3 Sylmar Nunez Submission (triangle choke) Tukuma Fight Show 5 December 21, 2013 1 4:18 Tukuma , Brazil
Win 8–3 Jaime Cordova Decision (unanimous) 300 Sparta MMA 4 October 10, 2013 3 5 hours Lima , Peru
Win 7–3 Daziel Serafrim da Silva Jr. Decision (unanimous) Green battle September 28, 2013 3 5 hours Paragominas , Brazil
Win 6–3 Renato Puente Flores Serve (armbar) 300 Sparta MMA 3 September 28, 2013 1 5 hours Lima, Peru
Win 5–3 Reginaldo Ferreira Alves TKO Arena Sport Boy August 10, 2013 1 4:12 Shinguara , Brazil
Defeat 4–3 Francini dos Santos Bessa TKO (doctor’s stop) Marajo Fight 5 July 13, 2013 1 1:52 Sure , Brazil
Loss 3–3 Rubenilton Perreira Decision (unanimous) MMA Dragon Fighters April 6, 2013 3 5 hours Orilandia do Norte , Brazil
Loss 3–2 Rubenilton Perreira Decision (unanimous) Tukuma Fight Show 3 March 30, 2013 3 5 hours Tucuma, Brazil
Loss 3–1 Bruno Leandro Soares Decision (unanimous) Colisão Top Fight January 12, 2013 3 5 hours Tukuma , Brazil
Defeat 3–0 Civaldo Alves da Silva Decision (unanimous) Tukuma Fighting Show 2 June 15, 2012 3 5 hours Tukuma , Brazil
Defeat 2–0 Magno Silva TKO (punches) Tukuma Fight Show 1 January 21, 2012 2 5 hours Tukuma , Brazil
Defeat 1–0 Edson Diaz TKO (punches) Dragon Fighting Championship December 22, 2011 1 3:20 Orilandia do Norte, Brazil

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