Jul 29 2023
Saturday

Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
17-6-1

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

28-11-0

The tape

40
Age
29
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 1" / 186 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Full record

KO 4UD 3UD 3UD 5UD 3
Form
SD 3UD 3UD 3UD 3SUB 3
17
Wins
28
8
By KO
10
47
KO%
36
1
By Sub
7
6
SUB%
25
6
Losses
11
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2011
24
Bouts
41
69
Rounds
94
5 hours, 32 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 54 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

7
UFC
15
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
13

Stephen Thompson vs Michel Pereira preview

When is Thompson vs Pereira?

Stephen Thompson is set to take on Michel Pereira during the main card of UFC 291, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Thompson vs Pereira stats

Stephen Thompson steps into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Michel Pereira will make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest Thompson has an advantage in power over Pereira, with a 47% knock out percentage over Pereira's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pereira will have an advantage over Thompson, with a 25% submission rate over Thompson's 6%.

Stephen Thompson is the older man by 11 years, at 40 years old.

Pereira has a height advantage of 1 inch over Thompson. Despite this, he has 2-inch reach advantage.

Thompson is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 25 less professional rounds, 69 to Pereira's 94.

Thompson vs Pereira form

Thompson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

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 submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Michel Pereira has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.

Stephen Thompson last fought 5 months and 27 days ago, while Michel Pereira's last outing was 1 year and 9 days ago.

Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 25 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.

What are the odds on Thompson vs Pereira?

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