Aline Pereira joins brother in MMA, debuts Nov. 18

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The younger of the fighting Pereira siblings will be making a transition to MMA, much like her brother.

Aline Pereira, a former Glory kickboxer, has signed a mixed martial arts deal with Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA), the promotion announced Wednesday. Pereira will make her MMA debut Nov. 18 against Ultimate Fighter veteran Helen Peralta in a women’s flyweight bout.

Pereira, 32, is the younger sister of Alex Pereira, the former two-division Glory Kickboxing champion who is now the top contender in the UFC’s middleweight division. Alex, 35, will challenge old kickboxing rival Israel Adesanya for Adesanya’s middleweight title in the main event of UFC 281 on Nov. 12 in New York.

Aline, like her brother, trains out of former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira’s gym in Connecticut. She is 6-2 in kickboxing, most recently falling to Glory super bantamweight champion Tiffany Van Soest via unanimous decision in January 2021.

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