Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Miami, Florida. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Alex ‘Poatan’ Pereira will take on Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya in the UFC Middleweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 287 card.

In this post, we will break down Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Alex Pereira is coming in with a 7-1-0 record. Pereira will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Israel Adesanya at UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira in November.

Adesanya, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Alex Pereira on November 12, 2022 at UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira and holds a 23-2-0 record.

Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
6′ 4″
6′ 4″
185 lbs.
185 lbs.

Alex Pereira has an orthodox fighting stance with a 79 reach. The 33-year-old, Israel Adesanya is an switch fighter with a 80 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Alex Pereira:
→ Pereira’s striking accuracy is .
→ Pereira lands 5.23 significant strikes per minute.
→ Pereira’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Pereira’s takedown average is 0.33 per 15 minutes.
→ Pereira’s takedown defense is .

Pereira comes in with striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.23 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Adesanya fires at accuracy, landing about 3.93 significant strikes per minute. Alex Pereira also has a takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.33 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Adesanya’s 0.06 takedowns and takedown accuracy.

Israel Adesanya:
→ Adesanya’s striking accuracy is .
→ Adesanya lands 3.93 significant strikes per minute.
→ Adesanya’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Adesanya’s takedown average is 0.06 per 15 minutes.
→ Adesanya’s takedown defense is .

Israel spent on average minutes in the Octagon and Alex has an average fight time of minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 287 is live in , who do you think will win, Alex or Israel? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2
April 8, 2023
Miami, Florida
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya

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