Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Adesanya vs Pereira?
Israel Adesanya could set to fight Michel Pereira, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Adesanya vs Pereira stats
Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michel Pereira would make his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya would have a large advantage in power over Pereira, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Pereira's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pereira would have a large advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 24% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya is the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Adesanya has a height advantage of 3 inches over Pereira. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 months later than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 76 to Pereira's 95.
Adesanya vs Pereira form
Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Pereira at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Pereira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he beat Andre Petroski at UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza on 14th October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Andre Fialho at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Before that, he had won against Niko Price at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Khaos Williams at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Michel Pereira.
Israel Adesanya last fought 2 months and 25 days ago, while Michel Pereira's last outing was 1 month and 20 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Adesanya vs Pereira?
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