Michel Pereira unleashes amazing knockout vs Danny Roberts on his UFC debut


Michel Pereira's UFC debut couldn't have gone much better for him at UFC Rochester last night.

The Brazilian stepped into the UFC Octagon for the first time on Saturday and faced Danny Roberts at welterweight. He made an instant impact.

In less than two minutes into the first round, Pereira showcased one-of-a-kind striking skills and proved that his fight vs Roberts was a mismatch.

Demolidor executed a showy somersault kick and superman punch before launching a flying knee that landed flush.

He then followed this up with a rocket right that knocked Hot Chocolate out and caused the referee to bring the fight to an end and award Pereira his first win in UFC.

He was even flashy with a few dance moves inside the Octagon before his fight had even started as well.

The 25-year-old caught the attention of Dana White with his performance as well, as he was given a Performance of the Night bonus alongside Grant Dawson, which netted him an extra $50,000.

There are many UFC fans however that believe the Brazilian's performance inside the Octagon at UFC Rochester could be a Knockout of the Year candidate.

Demolidor is now 1-0 in his UFC career, with his professional record now standing at 22-9 with two no contests.

It's currently unclear as to who Pereira will fight next, but expect fights to come his way thick and fast if he continues to produce performances like this one. He could move up the welterweight rankings very quickly.


The Brazilian could quickly find himself competing against the likes of Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee, who competed against one another in UFC Rochester's main event at welterweight.

The first three rounds of their fight were very grueling, but Dos Anjos managed to pick up the win against Lee with a found round arm-triangle choke submission.

This was a huge win for RDA, as he moves to a 29-11 record and snaps a two-fight losing streak. Although this was Lee's first fight at welterweight, he now slips to a 17-5 record and has now lost three of his last four across two weight classes.

Whether or not we'll ever see Pereira step inside the Octagon with either dos Anjos or Lee remains to be seen, but we certainly haven't seen the last of his in UFC after his flashy debut win.

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