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Alex Pereira KO’s Strickland in round 1. Earns title shot

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Alex was just a different level striker, and it showed quickly. Strickland was moving forward but throwing almost nothing as Alex peppered him with multiple low impact shots to the legs, body and head. But out of nowhere he landed and Strickland dropped, and a right hand finished the job and put Strickland out.

This cements Pereira as the number 1 contender. If Israel adesanya wins tonight this would be a third fight for the two men. They twice fought in kickboxing, with Pereira winning both, one by KO.

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