Bet on Figueiredo vs Alex Perez after Cody Garbrandt withdrew from his shot at the title with a bicep injury. This will mark Figueredo’s first title defense after winning the belt on July 19. Although on paper the fight looks even enough, the MMA community heavily favors the champion to win. Who do you think comes out on top by the end of this fight?
An Unexpected Matchup
Current UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo was preparing to make his first title defense against Cody Garbrandt. The two were set to scrap at UFC 255 on November 21. However, this fight fell apart after Cody announced he is withdrawing due to a bicep injury. With plenty of time left on their hands, the UFC successfully found a good replacement for Cody and their choice was Alex Perez. This is a great matchup as Perez is currently riding a good win-streak and will provide more adversities to the champion. Who will you pick when you bet on Figueiredo vs Alex Perez?
Both Fighters Are On A Win Streak
Figueiredo became the undisputed king of the flyweights after dominating Joseph Benavides and finishing him in the first round. The domination that he imposed on a fighter with the caliber of Benavides made him arguably the current best flyweight in the division. Also, having only one loss on his resume with 19 professional wins support such claim. It is also worth mentioning that only 3 of 19 wins went to the judges’ scorecards as he usually finishes his opponent.
On the other hand, Alex Perez has gone the full distance in most of his fights. With a professional record of 24 wins and 4 losses, 12 of Perez’s wins came by judges’ decisions. The American mixed martial artist is coming off a first-round TKO finish against Jussier Formiga and has won 11 of his last 12 fights. As a result, he was the UFC’s first choice to be the replacement fighter. So, make sure not to undermine him when you bet on Figueiredo vs Alex Perez.
Bet on Figueiredo vs Alex Perez As Predictions Favor The Champion
Since the UFC announced Perez as the replacement fighter, fans have put out their opinion on who they think will win. A recent poll on tapology showed that 91% of fans think Figueiredo will win the fight, while only 9% voted Perez. The huge gap vote percentages show just how highly everyone thinks of the new flyweight champion. Online sportsbook sites in the US also favor the Brazilian in their predictions for the fight. Therefore, it would be a safe option to place your money on the Champion as you bet on Figueiredo vs Alex Perez. At 22BET Sportsbook, betting odds for the champion to win are 1.24 while odds for Perez to win are 3.74.