Michel Pereira Calls Out Anthony Pettis After a Win Over Kalinn Williams

Published 12/19/2020, 9:41 PM EST


The UFC Vegas 17 card of the year had some incredible fights on it. The welterweight contest between Michel Pereira vs Kalinn ‘Khaos’ Williams was one such fight to watch out for. 

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Demolidor’ vs Williams was billed to be a fight that would not go the distance and it was easy to see why. Kalinn had secured an impressive 55% of his wins via T/KO. Furthermore, just about a month back, he had stopped his opponent in 30 seconds in one of the most vicious KO’s of this year. Pereira on the other hand had secured 40% of his wins via T/KO 

Read: Anthony Pettis announces big news after UFC Fight Night victory 

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Michel Pereira calls out his next opponent following an impressive win over Kalinn Williams

In the post-fight interview, ‘Demolidor’ was asked who he would like to fight next. He replied, “Anthony Pettis, I win you win. Go, go go fight. Two weeks, three weeks, go go, Anthony Pettis.”

The fight between Pereira and Williams was not as action-packed as many believed it would be. Both men recognized that the person in front of them had incredible knockout power. Hence, they fought with caution. 

Pereira secured a few takedowns in round three that might have tipped the cards in his favor. Furthermore, he almost had a choke secured towards the end of the first round. 

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He was able to land 56 total strikes with an accuracy of 60% and 44 significant strikes with an accuracy of 56%. He secured two takedowns during the fight. 

Anthony Pettis also secured an impressive win over Alex Morono tonight. However, following his win, he announced that he would be moving back down to 155-pounds for one last run at the title. Therefore, a fight with Pereira might not come to fruition.

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Nevertheless, ‘Demolidor’ does have a lot of interesting matchups at 170-pounds if a fight against ‘Showtime’ does not materialize.  

What did you make of Michel Pereira’s performance tonight? Who would you like to see him fight next since ‘Showtime’ is moving back to 155-pounds? 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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