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Jan Blachowicz vs Alex Pereira preview
When is Blachowicz vs Pereira?
Jan Blachowicz will take on Alex Pereira in the co-main event of UFC 291, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Blachowicz vs Pereira stats
Jan Blachowicz steps into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Alex Pereira will make his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Pereira has a massive power advantage over Blachowicz, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 31%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Blachowicz will have a massive advantage over Pereira, boasting at 31% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Jan Blachowicz is the older man by 5 years, at 40 years old.
Pereira has a height advantage of 2 inches over Blachowicz. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Blachowicz is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 29 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 8 years and 7 months earlier than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 67 more professional rounds, 87 to Pereira's 20.
Blachowicz vs Pereira form
Blachowicz has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he drew Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by split draw in their 5 round contest in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Before that, he had won against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Pereira has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Israel Adesanya 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Israel Adesanya 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Jan Blachowicz.
Jan Blachowicz last fought 5 months and 20 days ago, while Alex Pereira's last outing was 1 month and 22 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 24 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 Blachowicz vs Pereira?
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