UFC Middleweight Champ Alex Pereira Honored by Danbury City Hall
Alex Pereira is the new UFC Middleweight Champion.
Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 back in November. Now, it was time for his city to honor him, and that ceremony took place at City Hall recently. Pereira was flanked by his team and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira.
At the podium next to Pereira was Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito.
Congratulations to Alex and his whole team on a job well done. This explosion of UFC talent in Danbury is good for the city in a lot of ways, and I hope it attracts other fighters to the Hat City to learn from Glover.
I was talking to the Danbury Mayor on Friday (10/2/22) about this ceremony and he was delighted for Pereira. I feel like the fan fanfare should have been bigger for Alex but it seems to be a fan expectation now, that Danbury fighters are going to win.
P.S. Is it just me, or does Dean look really short here?
He's not as short as he appears in the above photo. I'm 6 foot, and he looking tall "AF" here. I guess standing next to world-class athletes will have that affect on you.
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