Despite three defeats against Alex Pereira, former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will emerge as a clear favorite for a title rematch against the Brazilian.
At the moment, the odds for Adesanya to win are 1.645 (probability 60.78%), while Pereira’s success is estimated at 2.35 (probability 42.55%).
Bookmakers have released starting odds shortly after the middleweight title fight was officially announced as the main event of UFC 287 on April 8.
In November last year, Alex Pereira took away the championship belt from Israel Adesanya, finishing him with a technical knockout in the final five-minute period, and the Nigerian went to the fifth round, winning the fight on the cards of all judges with a score of 39-37.
Before taking down Adesanya in a mixed martial arts fight, Pereira defeated him twice in kickboxing under the Glory banner.