Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Walker vs Pereira?
Johnny Walker could potentially take on Alex Pereira, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Walker vs Pereira stats
Johnny Walker would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Alex Pereira would make his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a slight advantage in power over Walker, with a 78% knock out percentage over Walker's 76%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Walker would have an advantage over Pereira, with a 14% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Johnny Walker is the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Walker has a height advantage of 2 inches over Pereira. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Walker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 19 more professional rounds, 44 to Pereira's 25.
Walker vs Pereira form
Walker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Smith 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 beat Paul Craig at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had been beaten by Jamahal Hill at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Pereira has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance 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 lost to 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 defeated 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 won against Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Johnny Walker.
Johnny Walker last fought 1 month and 12 days ago, while Alex Pereira's last outing was 22 days ago.
Walker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 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 Walker vs Pereira?
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