Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
9-2-0
18-1-1

Belts on The Line

UFC Light Heavyweight

The tape

36
Age
31
6' 4" / 194 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

KO 2SD 3KO 2KO 5KO 1
Form
KO 2NCSD 5KO 2UD 5
9
Wins
18
7
By KO
10
78
KO%
56
0
By Sub
0
0
SUB%
0
2
Losses
1
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2015
Debut
2014
11
Bouts
21
25
Rounds
52
1 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 48 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
1

Alex Pereira vs Magomed Ankalaev preview

When is Pereira vs Ankalaev?

Alex Pereira could potentially take on Magomed Ankalaev, in Summer 2024.

The fight would be contested 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 Ankalaev stats

Alex Pereira would step into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Magomed Ankalaev would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Pereira would have a large advantage in power over Ankalaev, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 56%.

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

Alex Pereira is the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.

Pereira has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ankalaev. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Pereira is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 9 months later than Ankalaev, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 27 less professional rounds, 25 to Ankalaev's 52.

Pereira vs Ankalaev form

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

In his last fight, he beat 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, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

Before that, he had won 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.

He had beat Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Ankalaev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker on 13th January 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he defeated Johnny Walker at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Jan Blachowicz 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.

Before that, he had defeated Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had won against Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Magomed Ankalaev.

Alex Pereira last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Magomed Ankalaev's last outing was 1 month and 18 days ago.

Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 8 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Pereira vs Ankalaev?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Pereira vs Ankalaev yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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