Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Pereira vs Chimaev?
Alex Pereira could potentially face the challenge of Khamzat Chimaev, 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 Chimaev 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.
Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a massive power advantage over Chimaev, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 46%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Pereira, boosting at 38% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Alex Pereira is the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Pereira has a height advantage of 2 inches over Chimaev. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Pereira is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 25 to Chimaev's 20.
Pereira vs Chimaev 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.
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
He had beat Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Alex Pereira last fought 3 months and 16 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 4 months and 6 days ago.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 25 days, 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.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pereira vs Chimaev?
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