All-action welterweights, Niko Price and Michel Pereira will fight at UFC 264 on July 10th in Las Vegas.
Price was last seen in the Octagon in October of last year fighting Donald Cerrone to a majority draw verdict, though the result was later amended to a no-contest ruling when he tested positive for marijuana metabolites – leading to a six month suspension and $8,500 fine.
Prior to that Price had been alternating between wins and losses in the UFC for a couple of years, including picking up big KO wins over Randy Brown, Tim Means and James Vick, while also suffering a KO loss himself against Abdul Razak Alhassan in addition to TKO defeats against Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque.
Now he’ll go up against Pereira, an acrobatic wildman of a striker who is coming off back-to-back wins against Zelim Imadaev and Khaos Williams.
Before that Pereira had been convincingly beating Diego Sanchez up until the moment he landed an illegal knee and was subsequently disqualified.
In total that leaves Pereira with a 3-2 record in the UFC so far, including a flying knee KO win over Danny Roberts in his Octagon debut back in 2019.
Price vs. Pereira joins a UFC 264 event that’s set to be headlined by a massive trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, while Gilbert Burns fights Stephen Thompson in the co-main event.