Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night Picks

Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night Picks

Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night Picks

Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez (29-12-0) fights Michel “Demolidor” Pereira (22-10-0, 2NC) in a welterweight clash at UFC Fight Night 167 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Saturday night.

The 38 year-old American veteran Sanchez suffered a second straight loss (and a fourth in six fights) when beaten by Michael Chiesa by unanimous decision in July last year.

Sanchez is a pressure fighter, with a great cardio who is a capable striker and excellent grappler. However, he is increasingly vulnerable as he gets older and has been knocked out in four of his last seven fights and takes 3.07 strikes per minute.

The key for Sanchez is to try and get this fight to the mat. Pereira can wrestle, but Sanchez has never been submitted in his career.

Betting Odds - Winner

The 26 year-old Brazilian Pereira was last in action in September 2019, when he lost by unanimous decision to Tristan Connelly after fading badly.

Pereira is certainly an unorthodox fighter and was displaying back-flips and fence jumps in the first round of his last bout, only to fail to finish his Canadian opponent and then tiring. He has hopefully learned a lesson there and will be far more focused on this occasion.

He does possess plenty of punching power though and that is a major threat to someone with Sanchez’s recent record.

Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira Betting Lines & Predictions

With a 12 year age gap and striking power on Pereira’s side, he has to be the tip in UFC Fight Night predictions to win this fight.

Pereira is the favourite on the Money Line at odds of -162 (1.61) with Betway, with victory for Sanchez available at +138 (2.38) with bet365.

UFC Fight Night 167 Predictions: Money Line – Michel Pereira to Win @ -162 (1.61) with Betway

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