Michel Pereira’s pre-UFC reputation should’ve had anyone familiar with his work knew that he was going to be, at worst, a remarkable action fighter who’s capable of making chaos happen.
Job well done in his UFC debut.
He was emotional on his way into the Octagon, breakdanced during Joe Martinez’s introductions, and then he unleashed hell on English welterweight Danny Roberts. The flashy moves and high energy were on full display, but he was also tagging Roberts with hard shots. A flying knee had Roberts stunned, then a straight right hand put his foe on the canvas. There was no need to follow-up with another punch, as Roberts was way gone.
A sensational win for Pereira in just 1:47, as the UFC Rochester crowd erupted in excitement over what they’d just witnessed. You can watch video of this wicked knockout below:
Sign me up for more of Perreira (22-9, 2 NC) after such an explosive start to his UFC career.