Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya. Prediction for the fight

Middleweight mixed martial artist Alex Pereira will take on Israel Adesanya in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 287 title fight in Miami. Will the Brazilian be able to keep the championship belt on April 9 and what bets should he choose?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira

Alex Pereira is the reigning Dana White Middleweight Champion. The Brazilian in November 2022 in the main fight of UFC 281 defeated Adesanya (technical knockout), who was walking in a series of five belt defenses, and became the champion.

The 35-year-old Latino has seven wins (six by knockout) and one loss. Pereira's winning streak has gone on for seven fights. He holds a black belt in kickboxing.

Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya had three victories in a row before losing to Pereira. The 33-year-old fighter from Nigeria defeated American Jared Cannonier (unanimous decision), Robert Whittaker from New Zealand and Italian Marvin Vettori.

Odanko in March 2021, Israel lost to Jan Blachowicz when he decided to try his hand at light heavyweight. Adesanya has 23 wins (15 by KO) and two losses. He holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya facts

  • Pereira to win by knockout - Pereira has six knockout wins.

Fight prediction

Analysts of bookmakers found it difficult to name a clear favorite of the upcoming fight. However, in their opinion, Adesanya will have a slight advantage. On the whole, one can agree with them. But Pereira is also a good guy. Moreover, the Brazilian twice defeated the Nigerian in kickboxing, and once by a knockout. Alex on the courage after four consecutive victories in the UFC is quite capable of finishing his opponent.

Our prediction is Pereira to win by knockout/disqualification at 2.90 from Mostbet.

Commentary 0