UFC 291 Predictions: Poirier vs. Gaethje Rematch and Blachowicz vs. Pereira Showdown

Preview and predictions for UFC 291, which features a highly anticipated rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

Betting tips and predictions for UFC 291

UFC 291 promises to be an electrifying event as it brings together a highly anticipated rematch and a thrilling co-main event. UFC  291 Main Event Poirier GaetheThe main event will feature the long-awaited clash for the "BMF" title between Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier and Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje. In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will take on the power-punching former middle-weight king Alex "Poatan" Pereira, making his debut in the 205-pound division. A smart pick requires delving into the fighters' backgrounds, styles, and recent performances to provide predictions for the two exhilarating bouts.

UFC 291 Main Event: Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje

The first meeting between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, which took place in April 2018, was a war that saw Poirier secure a fourth-round TKO victory. Since then, Gaethje has evolved into a more measured and controlled fighter, while Poirier has grown more confident with his recent victories over Conor McGregor and Max Holloway.

Gaethje's shift in approach could prove challenging for Poirier, as he now possesses the ability to dish out more damage while absorbing less. This calculated aggression will test Poirier's resilience and could potentially lead to a knockout victory for Gaethje, making him the first fighter to achieve such a feat since 2016.

While Poirier remains a formidable force, his durability has been questioned after being hurt by Charles Oliveira in their recent bout. Gaethje's heavy hands and leg kicks, coupled with his refined defensive skills, give him an advantage in this rematch. As much as we expect an action-packed and closely contested battle, the prediction leans towards Justin Gaethje claiming the victory via TKO.

Free UFC Pick: Justin Gaethje  +130 at BetAnySports.eu.

Co-Main Event: Former Champion vs Former Champion - Blachowicz vs. Pereira!

Blachowicz, a former light heavyweight champion, faces Alex Pereira, the powerful striker making his light heavyweight debut. Blachowicz showcased his grappling abilities in his victory over Israel Adesanya, but it remains to be seen if he can replicate this success against the larger Pereira.
While Blachowicz is a seasoned veteran, age and a lack of recent dominant wins raise concerns about his durability and future performance. In contrast, Pereira, known for his devastating left hooks and knockout power, poses a significant threat to Blachowicz.

Pereira's four-year age advantage, coupled with his height and reach advantage, gives him the tools to outstrike Blachowicz. However, the Brazilian fighter needs to be cautious of Blachowicz's grappling expertise.

Ultimately, the prediction leans towards Alex Pereira securing a knockout victory or earning a decision win over the aging Blachowicz, paving the way for potential title contention in the future.

UFC Free Pick: Alex Pereira -105 at BetAnySports.eu.

UFC 291 is set to be a thrilling night of fights, featuring a highly anticipated rematch and a compelling co-main event. In the main event, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will engage in a battle for the "BMF" title, with Gaethje's calculated aggression and refined approach potentially proving decisive. Piorie Gaethje UFC 291 fight predictionThe co-main event between Jan Blachowicz and Alex Pereira promises to be a clash of striking prowess, with Pereira's knockout power and advantages potentially leading him to victory.

As fight fans eagerly await the action in Salt Lake City (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV), the matchups in the main and co-main events are shaping up to deliver an unforgettable night of MMA action. Only time will tell if our predictions hold true, but one thing is certain - UFC 291 will be a spectacle not to be missed. Bet on all UFC 291 fights over at BetAnySports.eu and claim a 30% Cash Bonus!

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