Muhammad Mokaev vs Alex Perez Prediction UFC Picks 3/2

Muhammad Mokaev vs Alex Perez Prediction UFC Picks 3/2

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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev - Alex Perez vs. Muhammad Mokaev Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an explosive showdown as Alex Perez squares off against Muhammad Mokaev at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev, set to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on March 2, 2024. This highly anticipated matchup features two skilled flyweights eager to make a statement in the division. Let's examine their backgrounds, recent performances, and make a prediction for this thrilling encounter.

 

Alex Perez - Team Oyama

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 126 lbs
  • Record: 24-7-0 (5 TKO, 7 SUB)
  • Team: Team Oyama
  • Nickname: -
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Reach: 65.5"

Strengths:

Alex Perez is a well-rounded fighter with a proven track record of finishing fights. With notable wins over Jussier Formiga and Jordan Espinosa, Perez has demonstrated his ability to end fights both on the feet and on the ground. His diverse skill set and experience make him a formidable opponent for anyone in the flyweight division.

Weaknesses:

While Perez has showcased his finishing abilities, he has also shown vulnerability to submissions, as seen in his losses to Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueiredo. Against a skilled grappler like Mokaev, Perez must remain cautious on the ground and prioritize his defensive grappling to avoid getting caught in compromising positions.

 

Muhammad Mokaev - KHK MMA Team

  • Height/Weight: 5' 7", 126 lbs
  • Record: 11-0-0 (2 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: KHK MMA Team
  • Nickname: The Punisher
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Muhammad Mokaev, known as "The Punisher," is an undefeated prospect with a knack for finishing fights. With impressive wins over Tim Elliott and Jafel Filho, Mokaev has showcased his dominant grappling skills and relentless pace. His ability to control fights on the ground and secure submissions makes him a dangerous opponent in the flyweight division.

Weaknesses:

While Mokaev has yet to taste defeat, he may face challenges against more experienced opponents with a well-rounded skill set like Perez. Against Perez, Mokaev must be wary of engaging in striking exchanges and focus on implementing his grappling to dictate the pace of the fight.

 

Prediction:

In this intriguing matchup, expect fireworks early as both Perez and Mokaev look to impose their will. With both fighters possessing the ability to finish fights, the under of 2.5 rounds at -115 seems like a prudent pick. Both Perez and Mokaev have shown a propensity for ending fights early, whether by strikes or submissions. Anticipate a fast-paced start with both fighters hunting for the finish, resulting in the fight ending before the halfway mark.

 

Pick: Under 2.5 rounds (-115)

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