Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-04-08, some good singles shots and a nice finish: the mma bout Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2 gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Adesanya vs Pereira 2 is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 8th, at the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami (Florida, United States), in a 5-round middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC 287 and it is valid for the UFC middleweight Championship (Pereira’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Alex Pereira record
The former Glory Mw, light-Hw kickboxing and current Ufc Mw champ Alex Pereira entered this fight with a professional mma record of 7-1-0 (86% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.1 middleweight in the world.
‘Poatan’ Pereira suffered his only loss at his pro mma debut in 2015, against Quemuel Ottoni, after this match he has won seven fights defeating Bruno Silva (Alex Pereira vs Bruno Silva), Sean Strickland (Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira) and Israel Adesanya in his last three (Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira I).
Pereira’s next fight: Jan Blachowicz vs Alex Pereira
Israel Adesanya record
His opponent, the former Ufc Mw champion Israel Adesanya, has an official record of 23-2-0 (65% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.2 in the middleweight division.
Before losing to Pereira in his last bout (Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira I) he had beat Marvin Vettori (Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2), Robert Whittaker (Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2) and Jared Cannonier (Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier).
Among the best bouts of Adesanya we suggest the Users’ mma Fight of the Year 2019: Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya.
Adesanya’s next fight: Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland
Here is the UFC 287 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV)
Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2
Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal
Rob Font vs Adrian Yanez
Kevin Holland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Raul Rosas Jr vs Christian Rodriguez
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Chris Curtis vs Kelvin Gastelum
Michelle Waterson vs Luana Pinheiro
Gerald Meerschaert vs Joseph Pyfer
Cynthia Calvillo vs Lupita Godinez
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Ignacio Bahamondes vs Trey Ogden
Nuerdanbieke Shayilan vs Steve Garcia
Sam Hughes vs Jaqueline Amorim
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 287 countdown Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 287 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC 287 pre-fight press conference, featuring Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira!
Watch the videos of UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2 weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights (set VPN on Europe if you can’t watch this video)
Who won Pereira vs Adesanya 2 fight?
Israel Adesanya defeated Alex Pereira via KO at 4:21, round 2.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 287 post-fight octagon interview of Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya.
UFC 287 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 287 Pereira vs Adesanya 2.
Israel Adesanya def. Alex Pereira via KO r2
Gilbert Burns def. Jorge Masvidal via UD
Rob Font def. Adrian Yanez via TKO r1
Kevin Holland def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via KO r3
Christian Rodriguez def. Raul Rosas Jr via UD
Kelvin Gastelum def. Chris Curtis via UD
Luana Pinheiro def. Michelle Waterson via SD
Joe Pyfer def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO r1
Lupita Godinez def. Cynthia Calvillo via SD
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Ignacio Bahamondes def. Trey Ogden via UD
Steve Garcia def. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via KO r2
Sam Hughes def. Jaqueline Amorim via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 287 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 287 Fight of the Night: Chris Curtis vs Kelvin Gastelum
UFC 287 Performance of the Night: Israel Adesanya, Rob Font