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'Jorge Masvidal beware! You are next!': Michel Pereira sets sights on 'BMF' belt after another ACROBATIC UFC win (VIDEO)

After another dazzling performance in the Octagon on Saturday night, high-flying Brazilian UFC sensation Michel Pereira has become the latest fighter to take aim at Jorge Masvidal and his 'Bad Motherf*cker' belt.

Pereira, whose entry into the UFC was propelled by a viral video of his acrobatic style of fighting in early 2019, turned in a typically entertaining performance as he submitted Russia's Zelim Imadaev seconds from the end of the final round in Las Vegas. 

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The prelude to the finish displayed Pereira at his most exuberant: jumping knees, kicks off the cage, as well as Nate Diaz-style slaps and even Conor McGregor's infamous hands-behind-the-back taunt. 

The 27-year-old fighter is no carnival act, though, with the end of the fight – a suplex into a rear-naked choke submission – emphasizing both his talent and his fondness for the spectacular. 

An exclamation point to a stellar night - @UFCPereira, take a bow 👏

[ We’re live on #ESPNPlus ] #UFCVegas9 pic.twitter.com/kk9NaYnpl3

— UFC (@ufc) September 6, 2020

"I want the BMF belt. Jorge Masvidal, beware, you are next!"@UFCPereira makes an interesting callout 🗣️ #UFCVegas9 pic.twitter.com/xGPnG24aIO

— UFC (@ufc) September 6, 2020

And with the win, Pereira called for an uptick in competition - with one man in particular in his firing line.

"Dana White, Sean Shelby, I want the ‘BMF’ belt," he said in his post-fight interview.

"Jorge Masvidal beware! You are next!

"I came to give the show that I said I was going to give," Pereira said.

"I was ready for wherever that fight was going to go. I dance the way the music plays."

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