Alex Pereira has signed a new contract with the UFC

Reigning UFC bantamweight champion Alex Pereira, who was officially named the headliner of the UFC 300 anniversary event this past weekend, signed a new long-term contract with the organization a day before the announcement.

“On Friday, I signed a new eight-fight contract with the UFC,” the Brazilian told the regular edition of The MMA Hour program. “I have a really good relationship with the UFC and I’m very grateful to the organization and its management team. They do great things, and I think appreciate who I am because I’m collected, focused, and productive.”

“When I came to the UFC, they gave me a three-fight contract, after my debut fight they extended it to eight fights, and after the Strickland fight they extended it again to eight fights. Now they’ve given me eight fights once again on improved terms. Of course, I have a lot to offer too and they are happy with that. They treat me very well and I have nothing to complain about. We have a perfect relationship.”

As a reminder, on April 13 at UFC 300 in Las Vegas, Alex Pereira will make his title defense against former division champion, Jamal Hill, who was forced to vacate the belt last summer due to injury.