Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Pereira vs Smith?
Alex Pereira could potentially face Anthony Smith, in Spring 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 Smith 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.
Anthony Smith would make his way to the cage with a record of 37 wins, 18 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a large advantage in power over Smith, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Smith's 51%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Smith would have a massive advantage over Pereira, boosting at 38% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Alex Pereira is the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Pereira has 4-inch reach advantage.
Pereira is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 44 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 7 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 79 less professional rounds, 25 to Smith's 104.
Pereira vs Smith 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.
Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had lost to Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Anthony Smith.
Alex Pereira last fought 24 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing was 3 months and 9 days ago.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pereira vs Smith?
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