Michel Pereira Finds Short-Notice Replacement For UFC Vegas 46

UFC welterweight prospect Michel Pereira will fight at UFC Vegas 46 after all, as Andre Fialho will step up as a fill-in for Muslim Salikhov.

Salikhov pulled out just days before the fight due to an undisclosed illness, as first reported by MMA Fig…

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UFC welterweight prospect Michel Pereira will fight at UFC Vegas 46 after all, as Andre Fialho will step up as a fill-in for Muslim Salikhov.

Salikhov pulled out just days before the fight due to an undisclosed illness, as first reported by MMA Fighting. The promotion had been rushing in recent days to find an opponent for Pereira ahead of his originally scheduled co-main event slot.

Fialho is an intriguing welterweight prospect who has won four-straight fights in smaller promotions overseas such as UAE Warriors and XMMA. He last fought in October in a first-round knockout over Stefan Sekuli?.

Pereira is arguably one of the most exciting strikers in the welterweight division, with an unusual style and wild techniques. He’s won three fights in a row in an impressive fashion over Niko Price, Khaos Williams, and Zelim Imadaev.

Before his recent stint in UAE Warriors, Fialho had made the rounds in Bellator, PFL, and Legacy. He’s earned wins over former UFC standout James Vick and AJ Matthews.

Fialho should present a tough challenge to Pereira on short notice, as he’s accumulated 11 of his 14 wins by knockout. All four of his consecutive wins have been finished within two rounds.

After his recent wins, Pereira has called out Nate Diaz on numerous occasions, despite not getting a clear response from the Stockton native. Another impressive win over a tough prospect such as Fialho would further propel him into welterweight contention.

Are you excited about Michel Pereira’s return to the Octagon?

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Michel Pereira Doubles Down On Nate Diaz Callout After UFC 264 Victory

The show-stopping Michel Pereira fought Niko Price to a hard-fought decision victory at UFC 264 and is now eying a scrap with Nate Diaz. Pereira looked electric inside the Octagon last Saturday. The Brazilian’s knack for fluid movement brings abo…

The show-stopping Michel Pereira fought Niko Price to a hard-fought decision victory at UFC 264 and is now eying a scrap with Nate Diaz. Pereira looked electric inside the Octagon last Saturday. The Brazilian’s knack for fluid movement brings about some very exciting moments inside the cage, the latest being when he seemingly dropped Price […]

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Michel Pereira Doubles Down On Nate Diaz Callout After UFC 264 Victory

The show-stopping Michel Pereira fought Niko Price to a hard-fought decision victory at UFC 264 and is now eying a scrap with Nate Diaz. Pereira looked electric inside the Octagon last Saturday. The Brazilian’s knack for fluid movement brings abo…

The show-stopping Michel Pereira fought Niko Price to a hard-fought decision victory at UFC 264 and is now eying a scrap with Nate Diaz. Pereira looked electric inside the Octagon last Saturday. The Brazilian’s knack for fluid movement brings about some very exciting moments inside the cage, the latest being when he seemingly dropped Price […]

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Michel Pereira Joins Growing List Of Fighters Calling Out Nate Diaz

UFC welterweight Michel Pereira has become the latest name to respond to Nate Diaz’s open callout for his next fight. This comes in the week after Diaz returned to the Octagon in a losing effort against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. Despite being comf…

UFC welterweight Michel Pereira has become the latest name to respond to Nate Diaz’s open callout for his next fight. This comes in the week after Diaz returned to the Octagon in a losing effort against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. Despite being comfortably beaten on the scorecards, the Stockton native nearly provided one of […]

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Michel Pereira vs. Niko Price Added to UFC 264 Card on July 10th

Michel Pereira Niko PriceA big welterweight matchup between Michel Pereira and Niko Price has been added to the already stacked UFC 264 pay-per-view scheduled to take place this summer, as first reported by AG Fight. Pereira and Price are widely considered to be two of the most dynamic strikers in the UFC. Pereira has won his last two […]

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A big welterweight matchup between Michel Pereira and Niko Price has been added to the already stacked UFC 264 pay-per-view scheduled to take place this summer, as first reported by AG Fight.

Pereira and Price are widely considered to be two of the most dynamic strikers in the UFC. Pereira has won his last two fights over Khaos Williams and Zelim Imadaev, while Price is looking to get back on the winning track after dropping his last two fights and serving an NSAC suspension after testing positive for marijuana.

Both welterweights are on the outside looking in when it comes to the UFC welterweight rankings. Pereira and Price have the opportunity to claim a spot in the rankings with a win on a pay-per-view that has the potential to smash records.

UFC 264 is headlined by the highly-anticipated trilogy between lightweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, in a re-match of their last fight back at UFC 257 in January. The winner of the trilogy bout is widely expected to be the next in line to challenge lightweight champion Charles Oliveira for the belt.

After his last win over Williams, Pereira called out Anthony Pettis, but Pettis parted ways with the promotion shortly thereafter and went on to sign a multi-fight deal with Professional Fighters League.

Both fighters are well-known for flashy tactics inside the octagon. Price tends to press the action in his fight and Pereira is similar in that way.

Other fights on the upcoming UFC 264 card include the co-main event featuring top welterweight contenders Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson, along with a confirmed middleweight fight between Hu Yaozong and Alen Amedovski.

Price and Pereira are set to square off in a potential dark horse candidate for Fight of the Night at UFC 264. Fans can expect fireworks from these two in the octagon and a big jump in notoriety for the winner.

What are your thoughts on Michel Pereira vs. Niko Price being added to UFC 264?

Michel Pereira vs. Niko Price Headed To UFC 264 On July 10

Michel Pereira (25-11-2) and Niko Price (14-4-2) are charging head first into what has the makings of a very memorable car crash at UFC 264. First reported by AG Fight on Thursday, high-octane welterweights Michel Pereira and Niko Price have been paire…

Michel Pereira (25-11-2) and Niko Price (14-4-2) are charging head first into what has the makings of a very memorable car crash at UFC 264. First reported by AG Fight on Thursday, high-octane welterweights Michel Pereira and Niko Price have been paired opposite one another for the July 10 pay-per-view. This event will of course […]

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