UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira picks and predictions
Records: Adesanya (23-1-0) | Pereira (6-1-0)
Adesanya puts his strap on the line here, and Pereira has a chance to make history in the main event. But it isn’t happening. Not this time.
Adesanya knows what it takes to wow the judges with the technical aspects. His fights can be somewhat boring — he is like the Floyd Mayweather of the middleweight class. Adesanya doesn’t get a lot of finishes, but he outpoints fighters. He doesn’t take a lot of risks, doesn’t take a lot of unnecessary punches, and knows how to play it safe.
Look for this to be a distance-striking fight with few takedown attempts, as neither of these fighters will be eager to get to the canvas or walk into punches while upright. Pereira will play it just as safe as Adesanya here.
BET ON YES: FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE (1.86)
This is the play in all Adesanya fights, regardless of opponents. Neither of these fighters will be super aggressive for the knockout, or even less likely, the submission attempt.
The good news with Adesanya fights when buying a Pay-Per-View card is that you will get your money’s worth in terms of time spent watching.