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Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya preview
When is Pereira vs Adesanya II?
Alex Pereira is set to take on Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest is for the UFC middleweight championship.
Pereira vs Adesanya II stats
Alex Pereira steps into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Israel Adesanya will make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Pereira has a large advantage in power over Adesanya, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Adesanya's 65%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest that Pereira and Adesanya will be pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Alex Pereira is the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Pereira is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 7 months later than Adesanya, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 51 less professional rounds, 18 to Adesanya's 69.
Pereira vs Adesanya II form
Pereira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had beat Thomas Powell at LFA 95 on 20th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Israel Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Alex Pereira.
Alex Pereira last fought 4 months and 10 days ago, while Israel Adesanya's last outing was 4 months and 10 days ago.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pereira vs Adesanya II?
Israel Adesanya is currently 16/25 (-160) to win the contest outright, while you can get 5/4 (+130) on Alex Pereira if you fancy the small upset.
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Pereira vs Adesanya II tickets
UFC 287 Tickets
Miami-Dade Arena, Miami
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: TBA
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