Report: GLORY Champ Alex Pereira’s New Contract Allows For MMA Fights
By FCF Staff
GLORY middleweight champ Alex Pereira recently announced he planned to return to MMA. But now it’s being reported the Brazilian has signed a new deal, which will allow him to compete in both sports.
Late last year, Pereira revealed he wants to start competing in MMA fights once again. Pereira has fought three times to date in MMA and is 2-1.
Now MMA Fighting is reporting that Pereira has re-signed with GLORY. The contract, however, allows him to take MMA fights provided he obtains permission from the kickboxing promotion in advance.
The 31-year-old was quoted saying in the story:
”I’m really happy with my new contract and I will continue to defend my Glory world middleweight championship for a long time to come,” Pereira stated. “I am doubly-focused now and my opponents really need to prepare themselves for the worst when we get in the ring.
“I’m proud to be a Glory fighter and I am proud also to represent Brazil on the world stage and play my part in growing the sport in Brazil. With my new management team around me, I can do anything. A lot of us in Brazil live a hard reality but I am living proof that everyone has a chance to make something of themselves in life. I’m doing this for us all.”
Pereira, who holds a 29-6 kickboxing record, is coming off a decision win over Simon Marcus in September.