Enrique Barzola to win against Erik Perez at Bellator 292
- Mar 9, 2023, 7:03:44 PM
The Bellator 292 event will feature a featherweight bout between Enrique Barzola and Erik Perez at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The fight is set for March 10, 2023, and promises to be a thrilling contest. KingPin.pro breaks down both fighters and gives our prediction on who we believe will win.
Enrique Barzola, also known as "El Fuerte," is a 33-year-old fighter who trains at the Pitbull Martial Arts Center. He boasts an impressive record of 18 wins, 7 losses, and 2 draws, with 5 wins coming via KO/TKO and 4 via submissions. Barzola is a well-rounded fighter with excellent wrestling and striking skills. He has a 50% decision rate, which means he can go the distance if needed. In his last fight, he lost to Juan Archuleta by a unanimous decision at Bellator 286.
Erik Perez, also known as "El Goyito," is a 33-year-old fighter who trains at the Alliance MMA. He has a record of 20 wins and 8 losses, with 5 wins coming via KO/TKO and 8 via submissions. Perez is known for his excellent grappling skills, but he also possesses knockout power. He has a 35% decision rate, which means he prefers to finish fights. In his last fight, he defeated Blaine Shutt by a unanimous decision at Bellator 258.
Striking: Both fighters are evenly matched in the striking department, but Barzola has better defense and can take a punch better than Perez.
Wrestling: Barzola has a slight edge in wrestling skills, and he can use it to control the pace of the fight and score takedowns.
Path to Victory: Barzola needs to use his wrestling skills to take Perez down and grind out a decision victory. Perez needs to use his grappling skills to submit Barzola or land a big shot to score a knockout.
Odds: Enrique Barzola -145, Erik Perez +125
KingPin.pro predicts that Enrique Barzola will win the fight against Erik Perez. Barzola's superior wrestling skills will help him control the pace of the fight and score takedowns, while his striking defense will enable him to weather Perez's attacks. Barzola will most likely win by a unanimous decision.