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UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho 01/22/2022 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Preview

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UFC 270 Pereira vs Fialho 01-22-2022 Fight Analysis Forecast and Preview

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho 01/22/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship ramps up the excitement by holding their biggest fight card of the month with UFC 270. This event happens this Saturday, January 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Fans can opt to subscribe to either UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View to enjoy the bouts. Francis Ngannou is the biggest draw for this event as he aims to unify the heavyweight championship belts against Ciryl Gane. Michel Pereira will also be on the main card as he fights the debuting Andre Fialho at welterweight. It is forecasted in UFC betting spreads that Michel Pereira will be the safer bet as compared to the debuting Andre Fialho.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho 01/22/2022

When:Saturday, January 15, 8:00 PM ET
Where:Honda Center, Anaheim, California
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho 01/22/2022 Odds

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Michel Pereira-280Andre Fialho+240

Main Card

Michel Pereira

Michel Pereira is a 28-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Tucuma, Para in Brazil. He goes by the ring name “Demolidor” and has been representing the Overcome Academy in the UFC. Pereira has been comfortable competing at welterweight and this six-foot-one fighter had a professional MMA record of 26-11. His wins are divided into 10 wins, eight decisions, and seven submissions. This fighter goes to this matchup riding the momentum of his three-fight winning streak. Among the fighters that he defeated in that run were Zelim Amadaev, Kalinn Williams and the most recent was against Niko Price in UFC 264.

Andre Fialho

Andre Fialho is just at his prime age of 27 years old and this fighter came all the way from Cascais, Lisbon in Portugal. He has been sharpening his fighting skills at the renowned Sanford MMA stable. Fialho stands at six feet and this natural welterweight will be bringing a 14-3 professional MMA record in his UFC debut. 11 of those victories came from knockouts while also having one submission win. Prior to joining the UFC, Fialho has been competing at the UAE Warriors where he went undefeated in three bouts. Aside from that, he also fought in XMMA, Professional Fighters League, and Bellator.

Pereira vs Fialho Betting Numbers

Record26-11-0 (2 NC)14-3-1 (1 NC)
Last FightWinWin
Weight (lbs)170170
Reach (in)73
Win by KO/TKO38%79%
Win by Submission27%7%
Strikes landed per minute4.220.00
Striking accuracy55%0%
Striking absorbed per minute3.280.00
Striking defense58%0%
Takedown average2.010.00
Takedown accuracy62%0%
Takedown defense100%0%
Submission average0.800.00

Pereira vs Fialho Betting Picks

Having more experience fighting in the UFC puts Michel Pereira as the favorite in the online sportsbook to win the match over the inexperienced Andre Fialho. Expect Pereira to finish this bout by the second round with a knockout.