Two of essentially the most thrilling welterweights within the division are reportedly set to face off at UFC 264 on the McGregor vs. Poirier undercard.
In keeping with AG Battle, Brazilian wildman Michel Pereira will tackle Niko Value in a bout that has clearly been put collectively to ship fireworks. The struggle takes place July tenth on the UFC 264 card in Las Vegas, Nevada, in entrance of a full promote out crowd on the T-Cellular Enviornment.
Pereira’s flashy type earned him a fairly rabid fanbase earlier than he even arrived within the UFC — highlights of him doing backflips off the cage and knocking fighters out with spinning assaults gained him a repute for being Anthony Pettis on steroids.
A flying knee KO win in his UFC debut was adopted up with two disappointing losses, although, and it was an actual query whether or not he’d be capable to dangle within the large league and nonetheless throw down like a loopy individual.
The reply, it turned out, was to tone down the cardio sapping assaults just a little however nonetheless keep as unpredictable as ever. His final two fights have been wins that noticed him battle almost quarter-hour every with no fade out like previously. This new model of Pereira might not be as ridiculous as earlier than, however he’s nonetheless most likely twice as ridiculous as another fighter on the roster.
As for Niko Value, his repute as a go for broke brawler has led to the UFC placing him in a collection of firefights the place he’s swung forwards and backwards between wins and losses (and no contests), going 6-4-2 over his 4 years with the promotion.
His final bout would have been a win over Donald Cerrone, however sloppy fouls led to it being a draw … after which just a little hassle with the NSAC and marijuana had the draw flip right into a No Contact. The struggle earlier than that noticed Vincente Luque bust Value’s eye up and power a health care provider’s stoppage.
The essential factor is we all know Value will interact with Pereira on the ft even when it might be infinitely smarter to attempt to floor “Demolidor.” However with the UFC clearly wanting so as to add just a little extra thrilling sizzle to their Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier card, each males know what they’re anticipated to ship.