Current rankings @ Welterweight
Michel Pereira vs Muslim Salikhov preview
When is Pereira vs Salikhov?
Michel Pereira could potentially face the challenge of Muslim Salikhov, in Spring 2022.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Pereira vs Salikhov stats
Michel Pereira would step into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Muslim Salikhov would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Salikhov would have a massive power advantage over Pereira, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Pereira's 36%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pereira would have an advantage over Salikhov, with a 25% submission rate over Salikhov's 11%.
Michel Pereira is the younger man by 9 years, at 29 years old.
Pereira has a height advantage of 2 inches over Salikhov. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Pereira is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 months later than Salikhov, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 59 more professional rounds, 94 to Salikhov's 35.
Pereira vs Salikhov form
Michel Pereira has beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Andre Fialho at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Going into that contest, he had beat Niko Price at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Khaos Williams at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Zelim Imadaev at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Salikhov has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Andre Fialho at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jingliang Li at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had beat Laureano Staropoli at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
He had lost to Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.
In terms of recent activity, Michel Pereira has been fighting more than Muslim Salikhov.
Michel Pereira last fought 1 year and 10 days ago, while Muslim Salikhov's last outing was 6 months and 12 days ago.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Salikhov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pereira vs Salikhov?
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