33-7-0 (21 KO)
Alex Po Atan Pereira
Current Rank
194 CM / 6'4"
Brazil Brazil
85 KG / 187 LBS
Social Media
Po Atan

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 11-3-0 (7 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:07 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 14:1 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 9.86 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 8.77 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 1.09 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 49.87% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Artem Vakhitov Glory 77
Jan 30 2021
Decision - Split
Win Ertugrul Bayrak Glory 74: Collision 2
Dec 21 2019
03:00 of Round 1
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Win Donegi Abena Glory 68: Miami
Sep 28 2019
02:08 of Round 3
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Win Jason Wilnis Glory 65: Utrecht
May 17 2019
01:31 of Round 1
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Win Simon Marcus Glory 58: Chicago
Sep 14 2018
Decision - Unanimous
Win Yousri Belgaroui Glory 55: New York
Jul 20 2018
02:29 of Round 1
Win Yousri Belgaroui Glory 49: Redemption
Dec 09 2017
TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
01:52 of Round 3
Win Simon Marcus Glory 46: Guangzhou
Oct 14 2017
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Burim Rama Glory 40: Copenhagen
Apr 29 2017
TKO - 3 Knockdowns in Fight
01:42 of Round 3
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Loss Yousri Belgaroui Glory 40: Copenhagen
Apr 29 2017
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Jason Wilnis Glory 20: Dubai
Apr 03 2015
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Artem Levin Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing
Jun 21 2014
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Dustin Jacoby Glory 14: Zagreb
Mar 08 2014
02:02 of Round 1
Win Sahak Parparyan Glory 14: Zagreb
Mar 08 2014
Decision - Majority

Fighter Bio

Twitter Alex Po Atan Pereira

11-3-0 (7 KO) Brazil

Wins Interim GLORY World Light Heavyweight Championship

Wins GLORY World Middleweight Championship

Winner - Middleweight Contender Tournament, GLORY 14 ZAGREB

WAKO Pro Panamerican Champion
Silver Medal - WAKO World Championships

When Alex ‘Po Atan’ Pereira won the GLORY World Middleweight Championship in 2017, it marked the beginning of one of the most dominant, destructive reigns in the history of the sport. 

Win followed upon win, often ending in highlight-reel knockouts of such stunning caliber that the average fighter would consider any one of them a personal career highlight.

In late 2019, Pereira made history by becoming the first fighter in GLORY history to hold two belts in different weight classes at the same time when he captured the vacant interim light-heavyweight championship. 

Pereira’s rise is all the more remarkable considering that the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil nearly claimed him before he even entered his teenage years.

By the age of 12, he had decided school wasn’t for him. He’d found himself a job at a tire shop, which also offered some mechanic services on the side, and that was much more interesting to him. 

Thereafter, the young Brazilian spent as much as ten hours a day hauling tires around, caked in oil and grime.

It was a busy tire shop, with a fairly sizable crew who used a steady flow of iced cachaca - Brazilian rum made from sugarcane - to get themselves through the workday.

At first repelled by the taste of alcohol, Pereira gradually began to tolerate it and then developed a taste for it. Soon, he was drinking as heavily as his colleagues.

“By the time I was 16 or so, I was drinking about a liter a day of rum at work, usually with a few beers mixed in there as well,” he says. 

“I was an alcoholic, full-blown alcoholic. That was just the lifestyle of working in that place. I didn’t know any different. It just crept up on me.” 

The drinking continued after work too. Whether with workmates, friends or just his own company, Pereira would often spend his evenings pouring even more alcohol into himself.

Frequently he would find himself getting involved in fights and confrontations. Most of the time he was able to handle himself, due to his natural power and instincts, but the idea began occurring to him that he should perhaps learn how to fight properly.

So at the age of 21, he found himself walking into a kickboxing gym for the first time. It was a decision which would change his life and, in the process, unlock previously unknown aspects of his heritage and identity.

“I’m 100% native Brazilian,” says Pereira. “There’s no European-Brazilian in me, there’s no African-Brazilian in me. My parents are both from the native tribal people who lived in Brazil before anyone else came here.”

Native heritage and traditions were not subjects which came up often in the dense urban sprawl that Pereira grew up in. But when he joined his first kickboxing gym, it happened to be a team made up of native Brazilians. 

And so Pereira ended up learning not only the art and science of kickboxing, but also about his own roots and heritage.

“Once I started learning about it, I just wanted to learn more and more. It was fascinating to me. And it’s made me more spiritual, more in touch with my ancestry.”

In Brazil’s native Tupi language, ‘Po’ means ‘hand’ and ‘Atan’ means something solid, dense, stone-like. Pereira’s nickname ‘Po Atan’ thus translates as ‘Stone Hand’ and is marked by a tattooed collection of rocks and pebbles on his left hand.

There’s no secret to the nickname’s provenance: Pereira has been knocking people out ever since he first started competing. As an amateur, he went 25-3 with all 25 wins by knockout. 

“The three losses weren’t even losses, the judges just gave them the decision for actually surviving the fight,” he jokes.