Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Price vs Pereira?
Michel Pereira beat Niko Price by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 264, on Saturday 10th July 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michel Pereira.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Price vs Pereira stats
Niko Price stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Michel Pereira made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Price had a massive power advantage over Pereira, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Pereira's 40%.
Niko Price was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Pereira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Price. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Price was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 month later than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 38 to Pereira's 94.
Price vs Pereira form
Niko Price had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat James Vick at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Geoff Neal at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Before that, he had won against Tim Means at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, United States.
He had lost to Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Price's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.