Michael Pereira Biography

Michael Pereira

Quick Facts About Michael Pereira

Celebrated Name Michael Pereira
Age 28 Years
Nick Name Michael Pereira
Birth Name Michel Fagner Lima Pereira
Birth Date 1993-10-06
Gender Male
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Birth Nation Brazil
Place Of Birth Maraba, Para
Nationality Brazilian
Ethnicity Brazilian-White
Race White
Home Town Tucuma
Religion Christian
Horoscope Libra
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $1 Million
Source of Wealth Fighting Career
Height 6 ft 1 in or 1.85 cm
Weight 170 lb or 77 KG or 12 st 2 lb
Reach 73 in
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Michael Pereira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He is currently competing as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Additionally, he has competed for 300 Sparta, Akhmat Fight Club, Serbian Battle Championship, Jungle Fight, Xtreme Fighting Championships, and Road Fighting Championship previously. Furthermore, he is a former Serbian Battle Championship Welterweight Champion. He started training karate at the age of 12 and began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2011. His first fight in the UFC was scheduled for 18 May 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 against Danny Roberts. He won the fight by a jumping knee, ending the fight after less than two minutes. He was awarded a Performance of the Night award. His nickname is Demolidor. He trains at Overcome Academy (2020–present). Previously, he trained at Scorpion Fighting System. His rank is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Savio Roveno as well as a black belt in karate under Rene Colares. 

Michael Pereira Vs Niko Price

Michel Pereira has quite a reputation for his unconventional fighting style. He is known for his wild in-cage antics and did not disappoint on Sunday when he backflipped into a full mount in the second round. It left the UFC world stunned but it is also summed up the unpredictable beast we have come to expect from Pereira when fighting. He landed an early body kick in the second round which caused Niko Price immediate discomfort. He went to the ground soon after and Pereira inexplicably decided to backflip and almost kicked Price in the head before shifting to mount. 

Michael Pereira Vs Niko Price

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Famous For

  • Being a Mixed Martial Artist. 
  • For competing as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

Michael Pereira, Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist

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What is the Real Name of Michael Pereira?

Michael Pereira was born with the real name of Michel Fagner Lima Pereira on 6th October 1993 in Maraba, Para, Brazil holding the nationality of Brazilian. He came from Brazilian-White ethnic background and his race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 27th birthday with his parents and close ones. He spent his early childhood in Tucuma. Libra is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. Details about his siblings and parents have not been revealed yet. 

At the age of twelve, Michael began training karate complementing his skillset with Brazilian jiu-jitsu from the age of 16 onwards.

How was the Career of Michael Pereira?

  • Michael Pereira's professional MMA career began in his native state of Brazil, Para, as well as 300 Sparta, amassing a professional record of 9–3 with notable wins against veterans Daziel da Silva Jr. and Silmar Nunes which lead him to fight in Jungle Fight and XFC. 
  • He faced Junior Orgulho in his first fight winning by a unanimous decision. He next faced Junior de Oliveira with Iron Man CF where he lost. 
  • After he won Caio Robson, Michel Pereira earned a contract with XFC and faced Geraldo Coelho ending the fight in the third round by way of a guillotine choke.
  • Then, he faced Cairo Rocha on the prelims of XFC International 9 where he earned a victory through a unanimous decision. Sadly, he lost a decision against Abubakar Vagaev, Ismael de Jesus, and Kurbanjiang Tuluosibake. Whereas, he wins 
  • against Stanley Barbosa by way of an arm-triangle choke, as well decisions against Renato Gomes and Cristiano Estela Rios.
  • On 8th December 2017, he fights for the vacant SBC Welterweight Championship against Luka Strezoski at SBC 15 where he won a majority decision. His next fight was on 18th April 2018 where he was scheduled to defend his SBC title against Laerte Costa at SBC 17. In the fight, he won by a first-round rear-naked choke submission.
  • On 12th May 2018, he was scheduled to face Carlos Pereira at Arena Fight 8 in a 176 lbs catchweight bout. However, the fight ended in a no-contest, due to a cage malfunction. 
  • After that, he has fought Ryul Kim at HEAT 42 on May 27, 2018; Hea Jun Yang at Road FC 48; Batmunkh Burenzorig at HEAT 43 on September 17, 2018; Duško Todorović at SBC 19 on December 1, 2018; Won Jun Choi at Road FC 051 XX on December 15, 2018; Dae Sung Kim at Road FC 052 on February 23, 2019. 
  • His first fight in the UFC was scheduled for 18 May 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 against Danny Roberts. He won the fight by a jumping knee, ending the fight after less than two minutes. His next fight was scheduled for UFC Fight Night 158 against Sergey Khandozhko but later he was replaced by the Canadian Tristan Connelly. 
  • His third UFC match came against Diego Sanchez whom he faced at UFC Fight Night 167 on 15th February 2020. 
  • On 5th September 2020, he faced Zelim Imadaev at UFC Fight Night 176 where he won the fight earning him a Performance of the Night award.
  • On 19th December 2020, he faced Khaos Williams at UFC Fight Night 183 winning the fight via unanimous decision. 
  • Regarding his MMA record, he has competed in 34 professional mixed martial arts fights out of which he has won 23 of those bouts and has lost 9. Throughout his career, Pereira has also had 2 fights that ended in No Contests. 
  • He is expected to fight Niko Price on July 10, 2021, at UFC 264. 

Michael Pereira is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Source: @instagram.com/michelpereiraufc

Awards and Achievements

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (Two Times) vs. Danny Roberts, Zelim Imadaev

Serbian Battle Championship

Serbian Battle Championship Welterweight Championship (One time) 

  • One Successful Title Defence

Who is Michael Pereira Dating?

Michael Pereira is assumed to be single. He is a very private man as he has not mentioned anything regarding his girlfriend, wife, affairs, dating history, and more. It seems he is in search of a perfect partner for him. He is enjoying his present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is the Net Worth of Michael Pereira?

Michael Pereira is one of the young, vibrant fighters of the UFC's welterweight division. He has fought in 300 Sparta, Akhmat Fight Club, Serbian Battle Championship, Jungle Fight, Xtreme Fighting Championships, and Road Fighting Championship. The estimated net worth of Michael is estimated to have $1 Million as of 2021. His major source of wealth comes from his fighting career and he is satisfied with his earnings. His total career earnings is $220,100. Whereas his exact annual salary or monthly salary has not been disclosed yet. He is living a cool lifestyle as of today. 

How tall is Michael Pereira?

Michael Pereira has a strong and athletic body build. He stands tall at the perfect height of 6 ft 1 in or 1.85 cm. His balanced weight consists of 170 lb or 77 KG or 12 st 2 lb. His highest reach is 73 in or 185 cm. His leg reach is 42 in. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet. He has short black hair with a pair of black eyes. His beard is short. 

Did You Know?

  • Michael Pereira is currently competing as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • He is a former Serbian Battle Championship Welterweight Champion.
  • He started training karate at the age of 12.
  • He began his professional mixed martial arts career since 2011.
  • His first fight in the UFC was scheduled for 18 May 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 against Danny Roberts.