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Alex Pereira Makes Light Heavyweight Debut Against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291

Don’t miss the highly anticipated light heavyweight debut of Alex Pereira as he faces off against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291. Get all the details and predictions for this thrilling showdown.

Ex-middleweight champion, Alex “Potan” Pereira, is set to make his highly anticipated light heavyweight debut against former champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 this weekend. The clash between these two titans is expected to be a thrilling showdown that fans won’t want to miss.

Pereira’s Impressive Kickboxing Background

Pereira, known for his intense rivalry with Israel Adesanya, boasts an impressive kickboxing resume. With a record of 7-2 as a professional mixed martial artist and 4-1 in the UFC, Pereira has proven himself to be a formidable opponent.

Blachowicz’s Experience in the Octagon

On the other side of the ring, Blachowicz has been a mainstay in the UFC for nearly a decade. With a record of 12-6-1, Blachowicz is no stranger to the pressures of the Octagon. Recently, he secured a victory over Adesanya but suffered a loss to Pereira’s coach, Glover Teixeira.

The Fight Breakdown

Pereira’s transition from kickboxing to MMA has been nothing short of impressive. His size, speed, power, and timing make him a force to be reckoned with. However, his defensive grappling has been a point of concern. While he has shown solid takedown defense, he has yet to face a wrestler of Blachowicz’s caliber.

Blachowicz, a well-rounded mixed martial artist, relies on his volume striking and sneaky kicks to gain an advantage. He is also proficient in wrestling and grappling, making him a formidable opponent in all areas of the fight.


With Pereira’s natural strength and improvements in his grappling, he has the tools to keep the fight standing. His path to victory lies in stuffing takedowns and utilizing his dangerous kickboxing skills. Blachowicz, on the other hand, must be cautious of Pereira’s power and timing.

In the end, it’s a bet on the unknown potential of Pereira versus the known commodity of Blachowicz. While Blachowicz has the experience and proven skills, Pereira’s size and coaching from Teixeira give him an edge. With his power and timing, Pereira has a good chance of securing a knockout victory.

Best Bet: Pereira by knockout (+170)

Don’t miss this epic clash between two champions at UFC 291. Tune in to witness the action live on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday night!