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Alex Pereira vs Johnny Eblen preview
When is Pereira vs Eblen?
Alex Pereira could potentially face the challenge of Johnny Eblen, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Pereira vs Eblen stats
Alex Pereira would step 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.
Johnny Eblen would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 5 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a massive power advantage over Eblen, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Eblen's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Eblen would have a slight advantage over Pereira, with a 8% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Alex Pereira is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Pereira has a height advantage of 3 inches over Eblen. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Pereira is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Eblen, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 13 less professional rounds, 18 to Eblen's 31.
Pereira vs Eblen form
Pereira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had defeated Thomas Powell at LFA 95 on 20th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.
Before that, he had beat Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had won against Travis Davis at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Alex Pereira.
Alex Pereira last fought 4 months and 12 days ago, while Johnny Eblen's last outing was 1 month and 20 days ago.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 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.
Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pereira vs Eblen?
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