Middleweights Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira clash in one of the featured matches in the UFC 276: Adesanya vs Cannonier. The match is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, at 10:00 PM ET at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Strickland and Pereira are looking to win this clash to boost their rankings in the 185-pound division. Strickland is coming off a split decision victory over Jack Hermansson in February while Pereira outplayed Bruno Silva en route to a unanimous decision win in March. Both fighters are looking to establish themselves as a possible contender for the stacked middleweight class and this win is important to their bids. UFC fight odds expect a superb clash between Strickland and Pereira with the fight lasting the distance.
UFC 276: Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira Betting Information
Sean Strickland – Seeking to Conquer the Octagon
A former King of the Cage champion, Strickland (25-3) has an excellent record in the UFC since debuting in the octagon in March 2014. He scooped up wins against Luke Barnatt, Brendan Allen, Uriah Hall and Krzystof Jotko. His last match against Jack Hermansson in February showed his readiness for the big leagues. He almost manhandled Hermansson en route to a split decision win that could have been unanimous if not for the 48-47 verdict of Sal D’Amato in favor of the Norwegian MMA fighter. Strickland’s cage fighting skills will be put to a test once again as he faces a kickboxer who held the Glory Middleweight and Light Heavyweight titles in Pereira.
Alex Pereira – Kickboxer Trying to Hit His Mark in the UFC
Alexsandro Pereira (5-1) has excelled in kickboxing and has a 33-7 win-loss record and 21 knockouts. His excellence in the sport handed him the Glory Middleweight and Light Heavyweight and the WGP kickboxing titles. Pereira is now attempting to make it big in the mixed martial arts scene and started in the Jungle Fight series where he won two of his three matches. He once fought in the LFA before trying out in the UFC. He debuted in November 2021 and won via technical knockout over Andreas Michallidis in the second round.
His flying knee and a subsequent barrage of punches earned him the “Performance of the Night” honors. In his next fight against Bruno Silva in March, Pereira outstruck his foe for all three rounds to win via unanimous decision. He will try to extend his winning streak to six matches (three in the UFC) against his toughest opponent yet in his MMA career, Sean Strickland.
Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira Betting Numbers
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Win by KO/TKO||40%||80%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.53||5.86|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||3.94||3.05|
Strickland vs. Pereira Summary
The Strickland-Pereira clash is expected to be a clash of styles with Strickland showcasing his grappling skills against Pereira, who has won most of his fights via knockout. The fighter who controls the match early will win the match. We can expect the match to end early with Strickland and Pereira willing to stand up and brawl as well. Despite Pereira having the higher knockout rate, Strickland has the hands to knockout opponents as he had 10 KOs in his 25 victories. MMA oddsmakers see a close-quarters match with Strickland winning in the second or early third rounds if the match goes to the ground. Pereira, however, is capable of performing those kicks that are highlighted worthy so he has a chance to win the match if both fighters elect to stand and bang.
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