Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Whittaker vs Pereira?
Robert Whittaker could potentially take on Alex Pereira, in Early 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Whittaker vs Pereira stats
Robert Whittaker would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Alex Pereira would make his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a massive power advantage over Whittaker, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have a large advantage over Pereira, boasting at 21% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Robert Whittaker is the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Pereira has a height advantage of 4 inches over Whittaker. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Whittaker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 7 months earlier than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 61 more professional rounds, 79 to Pereira's 18.
Whittaker vs Pereira form
Robert Whittaker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Pereira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had beat Thomas Powell at LFA 95 on 20th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.
Robert Whittaker last fought 2 months and 26 days ago, while Alex Pereira's last outing was 17 days ago.
Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Whittaker vs Pereira?
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