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UFC champion Alex Pereira leveling up his skills with the help of ’90s action movie star Steven Seagal


Alex Pereira’s skill set is improving.

After just seven fights inside the Octagon, ‘Poatan’ has already etched his name in the history books, capturing both the middleweight and light heavyweight titles during his already iconic run. A year after his earth-shattering knockout of Israel Adesanya to claim the 185-pound crown, Pereira moved up to 205, taking the division’s vacant title after finishing former champion Jiri Prochazka in the second round of their UFC 295 headliner.

Ready to elevate his fight game above the laws of nature and put his next opponent under siege, Alex Pereira made the executive decision to call in ’90s action film star Steven Seagal. In a clip shared on Pereira’s Instagram stories, Seagal — a 7th-dan black belt in Aikido — showed the two-division titleholder some … interesting blocking techniques.

Seagal is not the only UFC champion to whom Seagal has imparted his knowledge. Seagal helped train Lyoto Machida, who credited Seagal for helping him perfect the front kick that he used to knock out Randy Couture at UFC 129 in May 2011.

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