Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
11-2-0
18-1-1

Belts on The Line

UFC Light Heavyweight

The tape

37
Age
32
6' 4" / 194 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

KO 2KO 1KO 2SD 3KO 2
Form
KO 2NCSD 5KO 2UD 5
11
Wins
18
9
By KO
10
82
KO%
56
0
By Sub
0
0
SUB%
0
2
Losses
1
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2015
Debut
2014
13
Bouts
21
28
Rounds
52
1 hours, 57 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 48 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
1

Alex Pereira vs Magomed Ankalaev preview

When is Pereira vs Ankalaev?

Alex Pereira could potentially take on Magomed Ankalaev, in Early 2025.

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 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 9 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, 10 of those wins coming by knock out.

The stats suggest Pereira would have a large advantage in power over Ankalaev, boasting a 82% 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 37 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 7 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 24 less professional rounds, 28 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 won against Jiri Prochazka at UFC 303 on 29th June 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he was victorious against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

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.

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

In his last fight, he beat 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, his fight against Johnny Walker at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 ended in a no contest.

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

He had defeated 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 18 days ago, while Magomed Ankalaev's last outing was 6 months and 4 days ago.

Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 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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