at UFC 281, Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya to win the middleweight championship.

Pereira, triumphed in his debut at the same place where he defeated Adesanya.

He also defeated Sean Strickland on the undercard of Adesanya's most recent title defence in July.

 the 35-year-old secured himself a title shot.

many fans believed he was being rushed into one because of his relationship with Adesanya.

 Pereira losses three times during his career in combat sports.

 Adesanya claims the UFC has assured him he will face the Brazilian right away.

Poatan getting a UFC world title belt    tattooed on his right bicep to get a  permanent reminder of the occasion.

The Brazilian has a tattoo of his new belt as a way to mark his victory

It serves as a reminder of his time as the organization's two-weight world champion.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Israel Adesanya drops off the rankings as a result of Alex Pereira's stunning performance.