Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell UFC fight info, date and time
Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell is set to go down at UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 at 6:00pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022 in a 125lbs matchup.
Alex Perez last fought over a year ago in a title fight against Deveinson Figueiredo at UFC 255, losing the bout by first-round submission. Perez is 6-2 in the UFC and is the odds on favorite heading into this fight.
After losing his first two UFC fights, Matt Schnell strung together four wins in a row before a first-round KO defeat to Alexandre Pantoja. His last fight against Rogerio Bontorin didn’t go his way either.
Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell betting odds
Alex Perez opened as a -390 betting odds favorite. Placing a bet on Perez means you would need to bet $390 in order to win $100.
Matt Schnell is the +320 betting underdog. If you bet $100 on Schnell then you would win $320.
This fight between Alex Perez and Matt Schnell has been postponed and rescheduled multiple times. Matt Schnell’s initial opponent at UFC 262 was supposed to be Perez, but he was replaced by Rogerio Bontorin.
The bout was then rescheduled for UFC Vegas 35 on August 28th, 2021 before it was moved to UFC Vegas 36 a week later.
However, the fight was again rebooked, this time for UFC 269. During the weigh-ins, Schnell made weight but suffered complications immediately after. The fight was scrapped and will now take place at UFC 271.
Alex Perez wasn’t successful in taking on the UFC Flyweight champion Deveinson Figueiredo, losing by guillotine in less than 2 minutes.
Prior to this fight, Perez had put together a 3-fight win streak with victories over Jussier Formiga, Jordan Espinosa and Mark De La Rosa. His only other loss in the UFC came against Joseph Benavidez by first-round knockout.
Matt Schnell has gone 5-2 in his last 7 UFC fights. Schnell lost his last fight to Rogerio Bonterin, a replacement for initial opponent Alex Perez, by unanimous decision.
Schnell claims that the decision to call off his fight with Perez at UFC 269 for medical reasons was the wrong one. He insists he was perfectly capable of making the fight and blamed medical officials.
How they match up
Matt Schnell is the taller fighter and will have a significant 4.5-inch reach advantage. Schnell is 5”8 with a 70-inch reach, while Perez stands 5”6 with a 65.5-inch reach.
Alex Perez shoots for takedowns far more often, with an average of 2.92 TD’s per 15 minutes to Schnell’s 0.39.
Perez also absorbs less significant strikes per minute at 3.08 compared to Schnell who eats 4.17 significant strikes per minute.
Reasons to watch
Having been booked and rebooked so often, we finally get to see this fight happen. Both fighters are dangerous strikers, although Perez is likely to mix in the grappling. This bout will also be an important one for the future of the Flyweight division.
Alex Perez is looking to bounce back from his disappointing loss to the champion Figueiredo over a year ago. An impressive win here will put him right back in the conversation for a title shot.
Schnell has the opportunity to take out a former title challenger and stake his name for another Top 5 opponent. String a couple of big wins together and he could earn a title shot himself.
Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell predictions
The bookies’ predictions have Perez as the strong favorite with opening betting odds of -390.
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Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell tale of the tape
- 3 year age gap: Perez is the younger fighter at 29 years old.
- Schnell has a significant 5 inch reach advantage.
- Perez has 7 more professional MMA fights than Schnell.
MMA record breakdown: Common opponents for Alex Perez and Matt Schnell
The two fighters share 1 common opponents throughout their professional careers; Jordan Espinosa.
Both fighters have a record of 1-0 against the common opposition.
|Jordan Espinosa vs Alex Perez and Matt Schnell
Win • Submission R1 2:33
vs. Jordan Espinosa
Win • Submission R1 1:23
Alex Perez fighter profile and recent form
Alex Perez is a 29 year old male fighter from United States with 24 pro wins and 6 losses. See Alex Perez’s full MMA record.
Alex Perez has a 50% finish rate, including 5 by knockout, 7 by submission, 12 by decision.
Alex Perez is looking to get back to winning ways after a loss at the hands of Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez.
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Matt “Danger” Schnell fighter profile and recent form
Matt Schnell is a 32 year old male fighter from United States with 15 pro wins and 6 losses. See Matt Schnell’s full MMA record.
Matt Schnell has a 74% finish rate, including 2 by knockout, 9 by submission, 4 by decision.
Matt Schnell is looking to get back to winning ways after a loss at the hands of Rogério Bontorin at UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler.
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell is set to go down at UFC 271 – Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2. The fight is expected to start at around 6:00pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022.
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