Alejandro Perez is favored against Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 133 on Saturday night in Boise, Idaho. This event is one of four on the FS1 portion of the preliminary card. Wineland is 23-12-1 in his career, while Perez is 20-6-1 in his career. There are a total of six fights on the main card on FS1, with the headliner a bout between Junior dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov. There are also a total of seven fights on the preliminary card with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the bout between Wineland and Perez and UFC predictions.
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Eddie Wineland (23-12-1, 5-6 UFC)
Wineland came into the UFC with a record of 18-6-1 and he has five wins and six losses in the UFC. In his last four fights, he has two wins and two losses. He defeated Frankie Saenz by TKO and Takeya Mizugaki by TKO; while losing to Bryan Caraway by unanimous decision and John Dodson by unanimous decision. Wineland has been a pro since 2003 and has 13 wins by TKO/KO and five by submission. He has eight first round finishes.
Alejandro Perez (20-6-1, 6-1-1 UFC)
Perez came into the UFC with a record of 14-5 and he has six wins, one loss, and one draw in the UFC. In his last four fights, he has three wins and one draw. He defeated Andre Soukhamthath by split decision, Iuri Alcântara by unanimous decision, and Matthew Lopez by TKO; while fighting to a draw against Albert Morales. Perez has been a pro since 2005 and has nine wins by TKO/KO and five by submission. He is on a three-fight winning streak and has nine first round finishes.
Perez said this to mmajunkie.com about his upcoming fight with Wineland, “With winning the six fights now I feel like I’m ready for the top 10, I feel like I’m moving in the right direction. … I’m looking at Eddie Wineland. I think I match up well. People that are in front of me, not people that are behind me so I can keep moving up the ranks.”
Strikes landed per minute: Wineland 3.21 / Perez 3.74
Accuracy: Wineland 28% / Perez 38%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Wineland 3.40/ Perez 2.82
Defense: Wineland 70% / Perez 62%
Takedown average: Wineland 0.32 / Perez 0.54
Accuracy: Wineland 33% / Perez 18%
Takedowns defended: Wineland 85% / Perez 63%
Submission average: Wineland 0.2 / Perez 0.2
Perez is a -175 favorite in this upcoming fight and I think that he has a very good chance at winning considering that Wineland has been struggling in the UFC. I will take Perez to get the win in this fight. I also think that the total number of rounds is worth a look. The combined first round finishes for Wineland and Perez are 17, so I will take the rounds to go under the total.
UFC Fight Night 133 takes place on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The main card has six fights on FS1, featuring Junior dos Santos taking on Blagoy Ivanov. There are seven fights on the preliminary card with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass.
Main Card (FS1)
Heavyweight – Junior dos Santos -175 vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Welterweight – Sage Northcutt -135 vs. Zak Ottow
Featherweight – Dennis Bermudez -250 vs. Rick Glenn
Welterweight – Randy Brown -130 vs. Niko Price
Featherweight – Chad Mendes -175 vs. Myles Jury
Women’s Bantamweight – Cat Zingano -115 vs. Marion Reneau
Preliminary Card (FS1)
Bantamweight – Alejandro Pérez -175 vs. Eddie Wineland
Featherweight - Alexander Volkanovski -345 vs. Darren Elkins
Flyweight - Said Nurmagomedov -160 vs. Justin Scoggins
Featherweight – Kurt Holobaugh -195 vs. Raoni Barcelos
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Flyweight - Liz Carmouche -135 vs. Jennifer Maia
Flyweight – Elias Garcia -140 vs. Mark De La Rosa
Women’s Strawweight - Jodie Esquibel -162 vs. Jessica Aguilar
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