WATCH: Brazilian ONE Championship fighter gets compared to Alex Pereira for blazing leg kick and brutal left hook finish

Matheus Pereira TKO's Sumit Bhyan in the first round with a left hook. He is now being compared to the two-division UFC champion Alex Pereira.

WATCH: Brazilian ONE Championship fighter gets compared to Alex Pereira for blazing leg kick and brutal left hook finish

Matheus Pereira TKO's Sumit Bhyan in the typical Alex Pereira fashion (via X)

Matheus Pereira took the spotlight at ONE Friday Fights 42, making an everlasting impression with a quick victory over Sumit Bhyan in a show of accuracy and power. Pereira’s domination was displayed throughout the bout. The fight ended in a TKO in the first round, confirming his standing as a fearsome force in the ONE Championship welterweight class.


Pereira closed the gap on Bhyan as the bell rang, displaying great striking technique. The Brazilian fighter launched a barrage of accurate and strong attacks, surgically targeting Bhyan. He wore the Indian fighter with strong low-leg kicks. At 1:08 of the opening round, Pereira unleashed a left hook that completely knocked down Bhyan. He then went on to throw punches at Bhyan on the ground. Recognizing the one-sided character of the exchange and Bhyan’s incapacity to defend himself properly, the referee stepped in to call a stop to the fight.

His technique, especially his low kicks and strong left hand, has seen him being compared to another “Pereira.” Light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has dominated the UFC since his arrival. In all honesty, we can see the stylistic similarities between the two and their intense power.

Matheus Pereira’s victory not only adds an additional win to his record but also places him strategically in the rankings. This signals his readiness to face more tough opponents on his path to championship contention.


Fight fans react to Matheus Pereira’s phenomenal victory over Sumit Bhyan

Matheus Pereira’s bombardment reached a climax at 1:08 of the first round. This culminated in a succession of punches that rendered Sumit Bhyan unable to defend himself. The referee stepped in quickly, signaling the end of the fight and proclaiming Pereira the winner by TKO. The audience exploded in applause, and the shouts of appreciation echoed throughout the venue.

Fight fans react to Matheus Pereira's TKO win over Sumit Bhyan
Fight fans react to Matheus Pereira’s TKO win over Sumit Bhyan (via X)

Social media platforms became an arena for fight fans expressing their opinions. Congratulatory tweets and highlight clips of the dramatic TKO filled these platforms. Pereira’s name went viral, and the MMA world lauded his performance as a demonstration of ability and domination. Some people even compared him to the UFC two-division champion sharing the same last name, Alex Pereira. These are some of the reactions from fight fans:

Matheus Pereira solidified his position as a force to be reckoned with, delivering a spectacular victory at ONE Friday Fights 42. Fans are speculating how this victory would catapult him farther into the competitive environment of ONE Championship’s welterweight class.

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