“Need Alex in Hollywood” – Alex Pereira’s hilarious ad with UFC’s official trading card partner has MMA community in splits

Fanatics' return to UFC trading cards with Topps excites collectors.


“Need Alex in Hollywood” – Alex Pereira’s hilarious ad with UFC’s official trading card partner has MMA community in splits

Alex Pereira's ad with Fanatics' Topps brand (Image via: IMAGO, Instagram)

Fanatics’ Topps brand had exclusive rights to UFC trading cards from 2009-2020. Panini America took over from 2021 to 2023, but Fanatics returned as UFC’s partner in 2024 and has the UFC card collectors all excited. Moreover, they have employed the services of light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira in a recent hilarious advertisement, further adding excitement.

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Pereira, who defended his light heavyweight title against Jamahal Hill at UFC 300, has become a big star in the UFC. With his rivalry with Israel Adesanya and subsequent fights at light heavyweight, Pereira has already built a Hall of Fame resume. In the ring, the Brazilian’s ice-cold stone face is scary, but he also showcases his funny side, which is on full display in the Topps advertisement.

In the video, Pereira becomes the store manager of a card shop. Funnily enough, he even spoke English in the video. For context, Pereira stated he had no plans to speak in English at the UFC’s pre-fight press conference of UFC 300. Nonetheless, Pereira speaking English in the advertisement delighted fight fans.

Pereria had suffered an injury before and during the fight against Jamahal Hill, at UFC 300. Therefore, he couldn’t get his wish to headline the subsequent UFC 301 PPV. Even though Magomed Ankalaev was the rumored next challenger, Periera has revealed a rematch with Jiri Prochazka is next.

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MMA community reacts to Alex Pereira’s advertisement for Fanatics Topps

Alex Pereira’s ad with Fanatics’ Topps brand has gone viral on social media. The light heavyweight champion was a store manager in the ad and had a hilarious comedic sequence with a young girl. MMA content creator Nina Marie Daniele, OnlyFans model Francia James, and others praised Pereira.

Alex Pereira’s ad with Fanatics’ Topps brand (Image via: Instagram)

See how the MMA community reacted to the video below.

Alex Pereira's ad with Fanatics' Topps brand
Alex Pereira's ad with Fanatics' Topps brand
Alex Pereira's ad with Fanatics' Topps brand

Several UFC fighters have appeared in Hollywood movies. Recently, Conor McGregor had a starring role in Road House opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Pereira’s acting prowess in the ad made many in the MMA community urge the light heavyweight champion to try his hand at action movies. With his popularity now, that doesn’t seem like a far-fetched idea.

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