Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in New York City, New York, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya will take on Alex “Poatan” Pereira in the UFC Middleweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 281 card.

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

The 33-year-old, Israel Adesanya is coming in with a 23-1-0 record. Adesanya will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier in July.

Pereira, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Sean Strickland on July 2, 2022 at UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier and holds a 6-1-2000 record.

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira
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Age
35
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 4″
185 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
80″
Reach
79″
23-1-0
Record
6-1-2000
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Stance
Orthodox

Israel Adesanya has an switch fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 35-year-old, Alex Pereira is an orthodox fighter with a 79″ 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.

Israel Adesanya:
→ Adesanya’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Adesanya lands 3.93 significant strikes per minute.
→ Adesanya’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Adesanya’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Adesanya’s takedown defense is 78%.

Adesanya comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.93 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Pereira fires at 60% accuracy, landing about 6.29 significant strikes per minute. Israel Adesanya also has a 0% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Pereira’s 0 takedowns and 73% takedown accuracy.

Alex Pereira:
→ Pereira’s striking accuracy is 60%.
→ Pereira lands 6.29 significant strikes per minute.
→ Pereira’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Pereira’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Pereira’s takedown defense is 73%.

Alex spent on average 7:38 minutes in the Octagon and Israel has an average fight time of 18:09 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 281 is live in , who do you think will win, Israel or Alex? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date
November 12, 2022
Location
New York City, New York, USA
Matchup
Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira

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