After being smothered for the entire first round, Glory champion Alex Pereira was able to show his skills in the second. At UFC 268, ‘Poatan’ knocked out Andreas Michailidis with a flying knee and some ground and pound to make a statement in his Octagon debut, On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the finish.
Nothing would be more MMA than Pereira losing by striking— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) November 7, 2021
So that’s what getting hit by mahogany feels like #UFC268— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) November 7, 2021
That was pretty cool— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) November 7, 2021
Things just got real interesting at middleweight— BONY (@JonnyBones) November 7, 2021
You know how they say “don’t blink”? I blinked and missed the double knee KO by Pereira. ♂️ Replay and rewind is my friend. “Gootch lucky” dealing with AP on the feet.— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) November 7, 2021