Price vs Pereira Analysis and Prediction

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Price vs Pereira Analysis and Prediction

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Niko Price (14-4) vs Michel Pereira (25-11)

Welterweight (170)

Niko Price

It’s hard not to love Niko Price. The man lives for violence. Despite an elite personality and a penchant for unorthodox stoppages, Price owns a novice mentality. Unable to fight behind a controlled gameplan, Price wastes his natural power by reactively fighting to what appears before him. Capable of pushing a relentless pace, to say Price neglects defence in favour of aggression would be doing the American a disservice. Without a doubt, a magnet resides inside Price’s noggin that attracts the highest level of CTE possible. Considering the volume of damage he is capable of eating, Price is a tough, durable opponent that manages to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Michel Pereira

Extremely athletic and still young enough to develop, Michel Pereira is a fighter reborn. Tossing aside the wild unorthodox striking that entertained during his early UFC tenure, Pereira now favours more technical striking. While the proposed barn-burner against Khaos Williams never truly set alight, Pereira fought behind an educated jab. Without lunging in erratically, Pereira forced Williams into setting the pace which the frighteningly powerful counter puncher was unable to do. Huge strides need to be made before Pereira can comfortably box to decisions against elite opponents, but the natural athletic base is there.

Predicted Result: Pereira TKO Round 3

Extremely athletic and still young enough to develop, Michel Pereira is a fighter reborn. Tossing aside the wild unorthodox striking that entertained during his early UFC tenure, Pereira now favours more technical striking. While the proposed barn-burner against Khaos Williams never truly set alight, Pereira fought behind an educated jab. Without lunging in erratically, Pereira forced Williams into setting the pace which the frighteningly powerful counter puncher was unable to do. Huge strides need to be made before Pereira can comfortably box to decisions against elite opponents, but the natural athletic base is there.

I know. Shocking. There is photo evidence of Michel Pereira throwing a decent jab. | Price vs Pereira
I know. Shocking. There is photo evidence of Michel Pereira throwing a decent jab. | Price vs Pereira

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