Debuting in M-1 Global against two top fighters Alexander Butenko and Damir Ismagulov Rubenilton Pereira (19-5) gained a lot of experience and successfully used it in the next three fights winning all of them. Pereira won 19 bouts, 4 of them by knockout and 8 by submission.
His next opponent will be the national MMA and combat sambo champion of Kyrgyzstan Oktom Baktybek (4-0). Baktybek finished all four of his opponents in his professional career. He is an all-around fighter, two times he won via submissions and two via knockouts, so he will do his best to put on a great show in his M-1 Global debut.