Pereira (9-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) is the ninth fighter in company history to claim belts in two divisions. He added the 205-pound strap to his mantel, alongside his previous run atop the middleweight division, courtesy of a second-round knockout of Jiri Prochazka (29-4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Brazilian now will try to do something he couldn’t during his previous reign: register a successful title defense. Whom will he face, though?
Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on Pereira’s future after UFC 295.
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