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Michel Pereira back for new UFC fight after fantastic debut KO!

✅ The flashy, extravagant Brazilian Michel Pereira is now back for a new fight, slated for the preliminary card at UFC Vancouver

Earlier this year the UFC’s welterweight division received an entertaining addition as Brazilian Michel Pereira (23-9) joined the ranks. He wasted little time in his UFC debut against English striker Danny Roberts, as Pereira won via knockout in less than two minutes into the first round. Now, Pereira is back for a new UFC fight, as the UFC have announced that Pereira will step in to face Sergey Khandozhko (27-5-1) at UFC on ESPN+ 16, slated for UFC Vancouver on September 14th.

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Pereira has competed in several different weight classes and is known for his exciting and spectacular fighting style with many jumping and spinning techniques. The Brazilian not sits on a three fight winning streak, all victories by way of T/KO.

Russian Khandozhko entered the UFC on the back of two straight finishes. He was at first slated to face Bartosz Fabinski at UFC Stockholm this year, but the Pole was forced to pull out of the fight with an injury. Fabinski was replaced by a game Rostem Akman, who fought three gruelling rounds with Khandozhko. In the end the Russian came out on top via a judges decision.

UFC Vancouver fight card

Main card

  • Lightweight: Donald Cerrone  vs.  Justin Gaethje
  • Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Júnior  vs.  Uriah Hall
  • Middleweight: David Branch  vs.  Andrew Sanchez
  • Light heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov  vs.  Jimmy Crute
  • Light heavyweight: Glover Teixeira  vs.  Nikita Krylov

Preliminary card

  • Heavyweight: Augusto Sakai  vs.  Marcin Tybura
  • Heavyweight: Todd Duffee  vs.  Jeff Hughes
  • Bantamweight: Cole Smith  vs.  Miles Johns
  • Lightweight: Kyle Prepolec  vs.  Austin Hubbard
  • Bantamweight: Louis Smolka  vs.  Ryan MacDonald
  • Weltervikt: Michel Pereira  vs.  Sergey Khandozhko

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for