Despite suffering two defeats at the hands of Alex Pereira in kickboxing, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is not entirely impressed with Pereira’s performance.
Surprisingly, Adesanya might be paired with his former adversary since he will be defending his title against Jared Cannonier in the main event, and Pereira will be facing Sean Strickland in a presumed No. 1 contender fight on the main card.
Speaking to Kayo Sports, the Nigerian revealed his opinion on Pereira regarding the most overrated fighter in UFC today.
“I’m gonna go with Alex Pereira, because I’ll make him look easy,” Adesanya replied. “Yeah, right now just enjoy the setup fights, enjoy the setup victories, you know? Yeah, that’s overhyped.”
UFC 276 takes place this Saturday, July 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.