Middleweight champion Alex Pereira will look to defend his title against former champion Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 287.
Pereira has a professional mixed martial arts record of 7-1, while Adesanya has a record of 23-2.
Fixture: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
Date and Time: Saturday, April 8, 10:00 pm EST
Venue: Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya: Betting Odds
|Alex Pereira||Over 4.5|
|Israel Adesanya||Under 4.5|
Alex Pereira enters UFC 287 with seven wins and one loss. The middleweight champion has never won via submission. However, he has six victories via knockout and one victory via decision. Pereira has never been knocked out or lost via decision but has been submitted.
Israel Adesanya has a professional mixed martial arts record of 23 wins and two losses. The No.1-ranked middleweight has never won via submission, but he has won 15 fights via knockout and eight fights via decision. Adesanya has never lost via submission; however, he has one loss via knockout and one loss via decision.
Alex Pereira stands at 6’3 with a 79″ reach. Israel Adesanya is also 6’3 but has a one-inch reach advantage as he has an 80″ reach. Pereira weighed in at 185 pounds, while Adesanya weighed 184.5 pounds.
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya: Betting Prediction
Alex Pereira has defeated Israel Adesanya in two kickboxing matches. He also defeated the former middleweight champion at UFC 281. Despite this, Adesanya remains the favorite, as he looked like the better fighter until being finished in the fifth round. Look for ‘The Last Stylebender’ to finally overcome Pereira as he reclaims the middleweight title.