UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2- Alex Pereira vs Andreas Michailidis: Prediction and Analysis

Published 11/04/2021, 3:09 PM EDT


The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back with another event for the fans. UFC 268 will take place this weekend inside the Madison Square Garden in New York.

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The much anticipated welterweight rematch between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman will headline the pay-per-view. However, the preliminary fight card also reflects a few impressive matches.

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One of them is the middleweight bout between the UFC debutant Alex Pereira and Andreas Michailidis. This fight will garner a lot of attention from the fans because Pereira is the only guy who defeated the middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, twice in kickboxing.

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The Brazilian kickboxer is currently on a three-fight undefeated streak. He will look to stay in the win column in his debut. Meanwhile, ‘The Spartan’ is fresh from his recent win against KB Bhullar. He will look to do the same at UFC 268.

So ahead of this intriguing middleweight bout, we compare the careers of both the fighters and also inspect the matchup for a conclusion on how the scrap could possibly end.

Alex Pereira vs Andreas Michailidis: Battle of the Middleweights

‘The Spartan’ has a 13-4 professional fighting career under his name. He has seven knockout wins and four submission wins under his name. He made his UFC debut 1-1 in the UFC.

On the other hand, the Brazilian kickboxer Pereira is on a three-fight win streak and has a 3-1 professional career under his name. He has finished all of his three previous opponents inside the cage, two of which he knocked out in the first round.

Coming to the fight, Pereira has a four-inch height and three-inch reach advantage over the Greek fighter. It is going to be a standing contest, as both the fighters are good strikers. However, Michailidis has already competed in the UFC, so it will be an advantage for him over the debutant.

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But ‘The Spartan’ hasn’t been impressive in his previous bouts and seemed to gas out when the fight went the distance. The Brazilian will have to only look out for the takedowns and he might find a moment early in the bout considering his previous wins.

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Final Prediction: Alex Pereira defeats Andreas Michailidis via knockout

 

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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