Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
10-2-0
24-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Light Heavyweight

The tape

36
Age
34
6' 4" / 194 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 2SD 3KO 2KO 5
Form
UD 5KO 2KO 5UD 5UD 5
10
Wins
24
8
By KO
16
80
KO%
67
0
By Sub
0
0
SUB%
0
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2012
12
Bouts
27
26
Rounds
76
1 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 49 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
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Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya preview

When is Pereira vs Adesanya III?

Alex Pereira could potentially face the challenge of Israel Adesanya, in Late 2024.

The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Pereira vs Adesanya III stats

Alex Pereira would step into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Israel Adesanya would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by knock out.

The stats suggest Pereira would have an advantage in power over Adesanya, with a 80% knock out percentage over Adesanya's 67%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest that Pereira and Adesanya would be pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.

Alex Pereira is the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.

Pereira is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 years and 7 months later than Adesanya, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 50 less professional rounds, 26 to Adesanya's 76.

Pereira vs Adesanya III form

Pereira has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against Jamahal Hill at UFC 300 on 13th April 2024 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 on 11th November 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Before that, he had lost to 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.

He was victorious against 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.

Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he was beaten by 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 won against 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 defeated 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 beaten 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 defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Israel Adesanya.

Alex Pereira last fought 2 months ago, while Israel Adesanya's last outing was 9 months and 4 days ago.

Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Pereira vs Adesanya III?

Israel Adesanya is currently 8/11 (-140) to win the contest outright, while you can get 26/25 (+100) on Alex Pereira if you fancy the slight upset.

Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya news

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