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‘Dynamite in his hands’: Fighters react to Alex Pereira’s brutal knockout of Sean Strickland at UFC 276

UFC 276: Strickland v Pereira Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Alex Pereira’s left hook once knocked out Israel Adesanya, and it helped finish Sean Strickland at UFC 276.

Former GLORY champ Pereira took one step closer to a title shot against his two-time kickboxing foe, stopping Strickland cold with a left hook and a right hand at the 2:36 mark of the opening frame.

Strickland is ranked No. 4 in the UFC’s middleweight rankings and No. in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings. With his concussive win, he will jump into the middleweight rankings – and quite possibly title contention.

Here’s what fighters had to say about Pereira’s finish at UFC 276.

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