- UFC 287 odds are live and Alex Pereira is a +180 underdog to defeat Israel Adesanya -225.
- This upcoming rematch at middleweight will be the fourth time the two fighters have fought. Twice in kickboxing and twice in MMA.
- We give our prediction for Pereira vs Adesanya with a betting breakdown below.
One of the most heated rivalries in recent UFC history is being run back this on April 8th at UFC 283. Fresh off his fifth-round TKO win over “Stylebender”, Alex “Potan” Perieria will make his first title defense at 170-pounds.
Can Adesanya get past Pereira? He possesses an almost unstoppable aura, with three wins over the former champ. We review the latest Pereira vs Adesanya rematch odds with an early fight pick.
Pereira vs Adesanya 2 Odds
Even with three victories over Adesanya, Alex Pereira is a +180 underdog as the newly crowned middleweight champion. With these current UFC 287 betting odds you can wager $100 on Pereira net $180.
The majority of sports betting sites are in agreement that Israel “Stylebender” Adesanya will have the correct game plan to execute revenge on “Poatan” at UFC 287.
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Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2 Prediction
Going off how the last fight played out for the most part, it is fair that oddsmakers are giving Adesanya the slight edge. That being said, I can see a situation here where faith plays out very similarly to previous Pereira vs Adesanya encounters.
Looking at UFC fight stats from UFC 281, the opening round was evenly matched with fighters landing 23 strikes. Rounds two and three saw the output declining, but Adesanya had clearly built an early lead heading into the fourth round.
This round saw Adesanya’s confidence building and he landed 57% of his strikes with Pereira also performing strongly. Heading into the fifth and final round, Pereira knew he had to give it everything he had and it worked. There was no escaping for Adesanya who crumbled at the hands of “Potan”.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Adesanya lose inside the octagon. His move up with light heavyweight in hopes to become a “champ champ” we’re stopped short by Jan Bla, who found a weakness in Adesanya’s ground game.
Adesanya had success on the ground with Pereira too, which would be a smart asset to include in the rematch. Even when the fight does stay on the feet, Pereira can be a step behind but his sheer power is undeniable and for Adesanya to avoid that again for 25 minutes is a huge challenge.
Pereira will be almost 36 by the time this fight rolls around. When it comes to MMA you know exactly what to expect from the Brazilian, he will look to close the distance and lull Adesanya to launch some heavy attacks. Pereira’s confidence was already high, but knowing he can put Adesanya away in MMA will make him feel unstoppable – which could be his downfall.
Adesanya had a solid game plan using Muay Thai elements to block and counter Pereira, in their last fight. It’s clear that Adesanya has a legacy to defend now and will come in with a strategy to throw Pereira off guard.
Adesanya will have to watch out for the dynamite left hook and use his speed and movement to his advantage, whether that be fighting like a sprinter or mixing up his styles from round to round to keep Pereira on his feet. When the props are released, bet over 2.5 rounds at UFC 287.
Betting Pick: Adesanya
UFC 287 Card Set to Be Stacked!
The co-main for UFC 287 is set to be Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masividal. Burns asked for the “BMF Title” to be on the line. With the UFC’s 30th year, Dana White is looking to make some blockbuster cards.
|Alex Pereira (c)||vs.||Israel Adesanya|
|Gilbert Burns||vs.||Jorge Masvidal|
|Kevin Holland||vs.||Santiago Ponzinibbio|
|Raul Rosas Jr.||vs.||Christian Rodriguez|
|Rob Font||vs.||Adrian Yanez|
|Gerald Meerschaert||vs.||Joe Pyfer|
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