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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Michel Pereira vs. Andre Petroski

October 14, 2023

The soon to be UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcases plenty of great fights that are perfect betting opportunities. One battle to check out is a middleweight showdown on the main card between Michel Pereira and Andre Petroski.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 4:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

Michel Pereira Betting Preview

Pereira is currently on a five-fight winning streak and is looking to add another to the mix. His previous success was a split decision against Santiago Ponzinibbio back at UFC Fight Night 206 in May of last year.

Analyzing his extensive track record of 28 wins, he proudly boasts a remarkable count of 10 knockouts, seven submissions, and 11 decisions throughout his career. It is noteworthy that only 12 of his victories have been secured via first-round finishes, while eight out of his 11 losses occurred through decisions.

Going by the moniker "Demolidor," he upholds an impressive striking accuracy of 54 percent and excels in executing takedowns, successfully achieving them in 55 percent of his attempts. Notably, his significant strike ratio is commendable, with 5.09 landed strikes for every 3.78 taken. These statistics hold paramount importance in his pursuit of victory in the upcoming fight.

His defensive skills shine brightly with a 58 percent success rate in defending against significant strikes and an astonishing 94 percent success rate in defending takedowns. Furthermore, when it comes to ground combat, he maintains an average of 1.58 takedowns and 0.57 submissions for every 15 minutes of fight time.

Andre Petroski Betting Preview

Petroski has also found success in his last five fights. His most recent win was a split decision over Gerald Meerschaert back at UFC 292 in August a few months back.

He has a balanced resume that shows 10 wins compiled with four knockouts, four submissions, and two decisions. He has been able to turn four of his victories into first round finishes and his only defeat has come by knockout.

He has a striking accuracy at 52 percent and lands takedowns at 55 percent. His significant strike rate is a solid separation between the two averages, with an average of 3.68 strikes per minute while absorbing 2.99. He must remain consistent if he wants a chance at winning.

When it comes to defense, he boasts a solid 51 percent success rate against significant strikes and 71 percent against takedowns. Notably, he has aggressively landed 4.56 takedowns and 2.53 submissions in each 15 minutes of action.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds for this fight slightly favoring Michel Pereira to claim victory. Both fighters stack up well on paper, making this an appealing opportunity to watch.

  • Andre Petroski: +105

  • Michel Pereira: -125

This should be one of the more entertaining battles on the night, as they are both great fighters. However, Pereira slightly edged out on paper with a potential decision here.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Michel Pereira to Win at -125