Alex Pereira has opened because the underdog for his upcoming struggle towards Jan Blachowicz.
Within the co-main occasion of UFC 291 on July 29 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, Pereira is set to make his light heavyweight debut towards former champ, Jan Blachowicz. It’s a tricky take a look at straight away for Pereira who’s coming off a KO loss to Israel Adesanya again in April to lose his middleweight title.
After the loss, Pereira stated he could be shifting up and it was unsure who he would struggle in his debut. However, the UFC threw him proper into the deep finish, and with that, the oddsmakers opened him as the underdog for his UFC 291 struggle.
UFC 291 Odds:
Jan Blachowicz -125
Alex Pereira +105
With Blachowicz being a -125 favourite, you would wish to wager $125 to win $100 should you suppose the Pole will get his hand raised on July 29. However, should you like Pereira to get his and raised, a $100 wager would internet you $105 if the Brazilian can pull off the upset.
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Though Alex Pereira is the betting underdog, when the struggle was introduced, he admitted this may be a tricky matchup for him.
“He’s a harmful man, an skilled man… Everyone is aware of Blachowicz is a harmful man, an all-rounder, however I feel it’s a great first struggle for me. Once I say my first struggle, some individuals will suppose, oh, then it’s a simple opponent. No. All of you realize my story. I used to be middleweight champ. So, for certain, they wished to present me one of many high 5 ranked,” Pereira stated on his YouTube channel.
Alex Pereira (7-2) is coming off the KO loss to Israel Adesnaya at UFC 287 to lose his middleweight title. Previous to that, he scored a fifth-round TKO win over Adesanya to win the middleweight title in simply his fourth UFC struggle. His different three wins within the UFC got here towards Sean Strickland by KO, Bruno Silva by choice, and Andreas Michailidis by KO.
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