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Alex Pereira weighs up title fight with Dricus du Plessis after UFC 297: ‘Maybe one more rodeo at middleweight?’


Receiving the offer of a light heavyweight title defense against Dricus du Plessis ahead of the former’s title fight at UFC 297, following viewing last night in the South African’s victory over his teammate, Sean Strickland, former two-weight champion, Alex Pereira appears to be weighing up a potential final career foray at 185 pounds.

Pereira has been on the sidelines since he was awarded the vacant title at UFC 295 Madison Square Garden in November.

Pereira won in New York in the second round of TKO his second victory in a row since losing his middleweight title in April.

Alex Pereira teases return of middleweight

And receiving a call out from du Plessis ahead of UFC 297 – should he emerge victorious with a middleweight title in tow, following last night’s action, in which Pereira cornered former opponent, Strickland en route to a close split decision loss, the Brazilian teased a move back to his prior stomping grounds.

“Maybe one last rodeo at middleweight?” Alex Pereira posted on his official Instagram…

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