Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson UFC fight info, date and time

Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland at 8:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022 in a 145lbs matchup.

Julian Erosa is coming off a third-round submission victory over Charles Jourdain after an impressive start to his UFC career. Erosa is 3-1 in the UFC, with all three victories coming by finish.

Steven Peterson is on a two-fight winning streak with victories over Chase Hooper and Martin Bravo. 

Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson betting odds

The odds have Julian Erosa as a -270 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Erosa means you would need to bet $270 in order to win $100.

Steven Peterson is a +230 underdog. If you bet $100 on Peterson then you would win $230.

Fight information

This fight between Julian Erosa and Steven Peterson was announced on October 8th and will be on the undercard of UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs Strickland.

After his win over Jourdain in September, Erosa called out Peterson personally:

“I called out that Steven Peterson kid. I posted it on my Instagram, and I even direct messaged him and then posted on his picture ‘check your DMs.’ I was trying to fight him, and I was looking for a fight.”

The two fighters have engaged in a war of words in the lead-up to the fight.

Julian Erosa

Julian Erosa scored an impressive submission win over the talented Charles Jourdain in his last Octagon outing. The fight was 19-19 on all three judges’ scorecards before Erosa cinched in the D’Arce choke in the third round.

Before this, Erosa lost via first-round KO to Korean Seung Woo Choi. Erosa finished Sean Woodson and Nate Landwehr in his first two UFC fights.

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Steven Peterson

Steven Peterson’s last UFC fight was a dominant decision victory over young jiu-jitsu fighter Chase Hooper. Peterson is on a two-fight win streak after his spinning back-fist knockout against Martin Bravo.

After losing by split decision on Dana White’s Contender Series, Peterson eventually got his shot in the UFC. He is 3-3 in the promotion with two performance bonuses to his name.

How they match up

Julian Erosa will have the range advantage over Steven Peterson in this match-up. 

At 6”1 tall with a 74.5-inch reach, Erosa will have a 4.5-inch reach over Peterson, who stands 5”10 tall with a 70-inch reach.

Erosa lands more significant strikes per minute with 5.55, while Peterson lands 4.43. 

Both fighters eat plenty of strikes – Peterson absorbs 5.29 per minute to Erosa’s 5.90.

Erosa has a 77% finish rate compared to Peterson’s 69%.

Reasons to watch

There is plenty of animosity between these two fighters. They have traded insults over social media, so expect a fiery encounter in the Octagon.

In an AllStar interview, Steven Peterson referred to Erosa as a “weirdo” for sending him DM’s on Instagram.

“I generally have a lot of respect for my opponents. But Julian Erosa, he’s a weirdo.”

The stakes

There is a lot at stake in this Featherweight bout. Julian Erosa is a real talent and can force his way into the Top 15 rankings with a big win.

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Steven Peterson can make it three-in-a-row in the UFC and also stake his claim to a Top 15 opponent next.

Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson predictions

Peterson’s prediction is a knockout victory over Erosa. He plans to use his fists to put Erosa to sleep.

The oddsmaker’s predictions have Erosa winning with opening odds of -270.

Julian Erosa believes Peterson has mediocre striking and won’t last on the feet. His prediction has him dismantling Peterson from distance over 15 minutes.

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Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson tale of the tape

  • 1 year age gap: Peterson is the younger fighter at 31 years old.
  • Erosa has a significant 4 inch reach advantage.
  • Significant experience difference: Erosa has 11 more professional MMA fights than Peterson.
Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson
32 Age 31
39 Fights 28
26 Wins 19
9 Losses 9
11 KO’s 6
12 Subs 7
6′ 1 Height (in) 5′ 10
74.5 Reach (in) 70
 

Steven “Ocho” Peterson fighter profile and recent form

Steven Peterson is a 31 year old male fighter from United States with 19 pro wins and 9 losses. See Steven Peterson’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Steven Peterson

Steven Peterson has a 69% finish rate, including 6 by knockout, 7 by submission, 6 by decision.

Steven Peterson is currently riding a 2 fight win streak.

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

18-9-0 Chase Hooper
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 263 2021-06-12 Featherweight UFC
 

Win

17-9-0 Martín Bravo
KO/TKO
R2 1:31
UFC on ESPN+ 17 2019-09-21 Featherweight UFC
 

Loss

17-8-0 Alex Caceres
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC on ESPN 4 2019-07-20 Featherweight UFC
 

Loss

17-7-0 Luis Pena
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC on ESPN+ 6 2019-03-23 Featherweight UFC
 

Win

16-7-0 Matt Bessette
DEC
R3 5:00
The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale 2018-07-06 Featherweight UFC

Julian “Juicy J” Erosa fighter profile and recent form

Julian Erosa is a 32 year old male fighter from United States with 26 pro wins and 9 losses. See Julian Erosa’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Julian Erosa

Julian Erosa has a 77% finish rate, including 11 by knockout, 12 by submission, 6 by decision.

Julian Erosa is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till.

Betting Odds

Think the favorite Julian Erosa gets win?

-270

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

25-9-0 Charles Jourdain
SUB
R3 2:56
UFC Fight Night 2021-09-04 Catchweight UFC
 

Loss

25-8-0 Seung Woo Choi
KO/TKO
R1 1:37
UFC Fight Night 2021-06-19 Featherweight UFC
 

Win

24-8-0 Nate Landwehr
KO/TKO
R1 0:56
UFC Fight Night 2021-02-20 Featherweight UFC
 

Win

23-8-0 Sean Woodson
SUB
R3 2:44
UFC Fight Night 2020-06-27 Catchweight UFC
 

Win

22-8-0 A.J. Bryant
SUB
R1 4:31
CageSport 60 2020-02-22 Featherweight CS

Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47 – Hermansson vs. Strickland. The fight is expected to start at around 8:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022.

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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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