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Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya UFC 287 betting picks | April 8

Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya

Where Kaseya Center, Miami
When Saturday, April 8 – main card from 10pm ET
Watch Live Main Event, UFC Fight Pass
UFC Bout 5 rounds (5 minutes)
UFC Weight Division Middleweight
Alex Pereira (7-1-0)

#C Alex Pereira


Israel Adesanya (23-2-0)

#1 Israel Adesanya

+115 at Bovada UFC Betting Odds -142.86 at Bovada
7-1-0 MMA Records 23-2-0
35 Age 33
6’4″ Height 6’4″
185lbs Weight 185lbs
80 inch Reach 80 inch
Brazil Nationality Nigeria
Bethel, Connecticut Fighting Out Of Auckland, New Zealand

On April 8, UFC 287 will bring back a very controversial fight from recent UFC history. Alex “Poatan” Pereiria will try to keep his 170-pound championship title after he beat Israel “Stylebender” Adesanya in the fifth round with a TKO.

Can Pereira be beaten by Adesanya? Pereira is currently 3-0 against Adesanya and looks to make it four in this matchup.

Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya betting preview

Even though Alex Pereira (7-1-0) is the middleweight champ, he is currently the underdog with the top online betting sites at +115 to win.

The odds are giving Israel Adesanya (23-2-0) a slight edge because of how the last fight went. He is currently paying -142.86 to get revenge.

According to UFC fight data, both opponents landed 23 strikes in the first round of UFC 281. The yield went down in rounds two and three, but by round four, it was clear that Adesanya was in the lead.

Adesanya has lost a fight already. Jan Blachowicz stopped Adesanya from going up to the light heavyweight division by finding a weakness in Adesanya’s ground game.

Since Adesanya did well on the ground against Pereira, it would be smart to use it in the rematch. Pereira is very strong, so it will be hard for Adesanya to stay away from him for 25 minutes even if the fight stays on the ground.

Pereira will be almost 36 years old when the fight takes place. The Brazilian MMA fighter will try to scare Adesanya by getting closer to him and making him throw strong blows. Pereira is already very sure of himself, but if he thinks he can beat Adesanya in MMA, he might feel unstoppable, which could be the end of him.

Adesanya used Muay Thai to protect himself and get back at Pereira in their last fight. The “Stylebender” will look to regain his legacy and will have to do something special in the fight to surprise “Poatan”.

The only way for Adesanya to win will be through decision, which means he will need to stay out of Pereira’s crosshairs for 25 minutes. Pereira’s ring control is way too dominant for this to happen for five rounds.

Alex Pereira v Israel Adesanya best bet for UFC 287

Go against the bookmakers in this one and take Alex “Poatan” Pereira to win by KO/TKO for a +215 return with Bovada.

Alex Pereira by KO/TKO


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