Michel Pereira has quite the reputation for his unconventional fighting style.
He is known for his wild in-cage antics and did not disappoint on Sunday when he backflipped into a full mount in the second round.
It left the UFC world stunned but it is also sums up the unpredictable beast we have come to expect from Pereira when fighting.
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Pereira landed an early body kick in the second round which caused Niko Price immediate discomfort.
He went to the ground soon after and Pereira inexplicably decided to backflip and almost kicked Price in the head before shifting to mount.
“That’s incredible,” Jon Anik said in commentary for ESPN.
“He’s backflipped into full mount,” Daniel Cormier added before declaring: “This dude is out of his mind”.
Pereira ended up claiming the fight via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) and appeared to call out Nate Diaz in his post-victory interview.
“Hey Nate, I’m here,” he said. “Let’s fight.”
But all anyone could talk about was the insane backflip and what must have been going through his head at the time.