Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-11-12, pretty good mma bout: Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
They already faced each other in two kickboxing matches, in 2016 and 2017, and the winner was the Brazilian. Pereira vs Adesanya is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 12th, at the Madison Square Garden in New York (USA), in a 5-round middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg) bout; it is the main event of the Ufc 281 and it is valid for the UFC middleweight championship title (they also faced each other a second time on April 8th, 2023 – Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Israel Adesanya record
The former Glory kickboxing fighter and current Ufc Mw champ Israel Adesanya entered this fight with a professional mma record of 23-1-0 (65% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.1 middleweight in the world.
He suffered his only loss when he moved up in weight class, to the light heavyweight division in 2021, facing Jan Blachowicz (Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya); after this match he has 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.
Alex Pereira record
His opponent, the former Glory Mw and Light-Hw kickboxing champio Alex Pereira, has an official record of 6-1-0 (83% ko/tko victory rate – he has also never won via submission) and he entered as the No.7 in the middleweight division.
He suffered his only loss at his pro mma debut in 2015, against Quemuel Ottoni, after this match he has won six bouts beating Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva (Alex Pereira vs Bruno Silva) and Sean Strickland in his last three (Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira).
Here is the UFC 281 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV)
Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira
Carla Esparza vs Weili Zhang
Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler
Frankie Edgar vs Chris Gutierrez
Dan Hooker vs Claudio Puelles
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPNews / ESPN+)
Renato Moicano Carneiro vs Brad Riddell
Ryan Spann vs Dominick Reyes
Erin Blanchfield vs Molly McCann
Wellington Turman vs Andre Petroski
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Silvana Gomez Juarez
Seung Woo Choi vs Michael Trizano
Montel Jackson vs Julio Arce
Nicolae Negumereanu vs Carlos Ulberg
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 281 countdown Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira, 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 281 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 281 pre-fight press conference, featuring Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya!
Watch the videos of UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira 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 Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira 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)
Who won Adesanya vs Pereira fight?
Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya via TKO at 2:01, round 5.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 281 post-fight octagon interview of Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
UFC 281 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira.
Alex Pereira def. Israel Adesanya via TKO r5
Zhang Weili def. Carla Esparza via SUB r2
Dustin Poirier def. Michael Chandler via SUB r3
Chris Gutiérrez def. Frankie Edgar via KO r1
Dan Hooker def. Claudio Puelles via TKO r2
Renato Moicano def. Brad Riddell via SUB r1
Ryan Spann def. Dominick Reyes via KO r1
Erin Blanchfield def. Molly McCann via SUB r1
Andre Petroski def. Wellington Turman via UD
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Matt Frevola def. Ottman Azaitar via KO r1
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Silvana Gómez Juárez via UD
Michael Trizano def. Choi Seung-woo via KO r1
Montel Jackson def. Julio Arce via UD
Carlos Ulberg def. Nicolae Negumereanu via KO r1
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 281 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 281 Fight of the Night: Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler
UFC 281 Performance of the Night: Alex Pereira, Zhang Weili