Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Pereira vs Eblen?
Alex Pereira could potentially face the challenge of Johnny Eblen, in Spring 2024.
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 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Johnny Eblen would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a massive power advantage over Eblen, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Eblen's 43%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Eblen would have a slight advantage over Pereira, with a 7% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Alex Pereira is the older man by 5 years, at 36 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 3 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 9 less professional rounds, 25 to Eblen's 34.
Pereira vs Eblen 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.
Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Johnny Eblen.
Alex Pereira last fought 21 days ago, while Johnny Eblen's last outing was 2 months and 9 days ago.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 5 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 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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