UFC is adding an exciting welterweight fight between Niko Price and Michel Pereira to UFC 264.
The news was first reported by AG Fight. Additionally, the two welterweight all-action fighters will meet on July 10. Following the report from AG Fight, the UFC would announce the bout as official just a few minutes later.
More flash added to #UFC264 💥
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— UFC (@ufc) May 27, 2021
Niko Price Is Looking To Get Back In The Win Column
Prior to the pairing with the wild Pereira, Price endured a couple of speed bumps in the welterweight division. Specifically, because Price is fighting high-caliber opponents. First, the 31-year old’s 2020 season didn’t start off on the right foot. Following a brutal doctor stoppage at the hands of Vicente Luque, it was clear Price needed to get back in the win column and make adjustments. Price is a very exciting striker but has steadily evolved his game within the confines of the UFC. After a murky conclusion in his fight against Donald Cerrone, Price is eager to make a statement on July 10 to right the ship.
Conversely, Pereira is a wild striker, but effective on the feet. In particular, the Brazilian is riding high with ten knockouts to his name. Additionally, he is a potent finisher as the welterweight possesses six submission victories. Overall, it goes without saying, this fight will be absolute fireworks in the month of July. In the end, the welterweight fight is a great one to determine who might get the next big step up in competition.
With the addition of the welterweight matchup between Niko Price and Michel Pereira at UFC 264, here is an up-to-date lineup for the huge pay-per-view:
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
- Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson
- Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka
- Sean Brady vs. Kevin Lee
- Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria
- Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy
- Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles
- Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Alen Amedovski vs. Yaozong Hu
- Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira
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