UFC 264 Gets a Massive Addition- Michel Pereira to Join the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Fight Card

Published 05/28/2021, 4:42 AM EDT


The trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is one of the biggest fights of 2021. The UFC 264 card that they are headlining is going to be explosive, and the UFC has just made sure of that by booking a fight between Michel Pereira and Niko Price.

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Pereira, one of the most exciting fighters in the Ultimate squad, will finally make his debut in the 2021 season. His record stands at a brilliant 25-11-2. UFC fans recognize him for his unconventional fighting style and flashy moves inside the Octagon.

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After starting his career in the UFC with one victory and two defeats, one of them by disqualification due to an illegal blow, Michel Pereira, also known as ‘Demolidor’, recovered and won his last two clashes. If he continues this blistering run of form, the welterweight can even claim a spot in the official UFC rankings for the division.

Meanwhile, Price, who is also unranked, needs a win to reignite his career. After winning his first nine professional fights, he has dropped four losses and two no contests in his next eleven.

Michel Pereira and his dramatic fights in the UFC

Pereira is one of the most exhilarating fighters that the UFC has right now. He doesn’t believe in fighting on the ground and engages in virtually unreal stuff on the feet. Be it superman punches or kicks of the octagon cage, the Brazilian does it all.

RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO – FEBRUARY 15: Diego Sanchez is declared the winner after Michel Pereira is disqualified for an illegal knee in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Santa Ana Star Center on February 15, 2020, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

This was clear in his third bout with the organization. It was a fight against Diego Sanchez where he lost via an illegal knee. The fight was filled with multiple flashy moves from both of the fighters and it was frankly weird.

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Given the star-studded main event between McGregor and Poirier, a dominant win by either Price or ‘Demolidor’ will see their stock soar.

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Do you think Niko Price can grab his momentum back and beat Michel Pereira at UFC 264?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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