Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
9-2-0
21-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Light Heavyweight

The tape

36
Age
30
6' 4" / 194 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

KO 2SD 3KO 2KO 5KO 1
Form
SD 5KO 2KO 2SUB 3UD 3
9
Wins
21
7
By KO
9
78
KO%
43
0
By Sub
10
0
SUB%
48
2
Losses
2
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2013
11
Bouts
23
25
Rounds
47
1 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 11 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
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Alex Pereira vs Dricus Du Plessis preview

When is Pereira vs Plessis?

Alex Pereira could potentially face Dricus Du Plessis, 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 Plessis 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.

Dricus Du Plessis would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggest Pereira would have a massive power advantage over Plessis, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Plessis' 43%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have a massive advantage over Pereira, boosting at 48% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.

Alex Pereira is the older man by 6 years, at 36 years old.

Pereira has a height advantage of 3 inches over Plessis. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Pereira is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 2 months later than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 22 less professional rounds, 25 to Plessis' 47.

Pereira vs Plessis 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.

Plessis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Sean Strickland at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Previous to that, he had defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Derek Brunson at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had beat Brad Tavares at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dricus Du Plessis has been fighting more than Alex Pereira.

Alex Pereira last fought 3 months and 16 days ago, while Dricus Du Plessis' last outing was 1 month and 7 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.

Plessis' 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 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Pereira vs Plessis?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Pereira vs Plessis 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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