Years within the making, Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira are after all set to sq. off once more. This time, it’ll be in MMA – on one of the crucial largest struggle sports activities levels at probably the most iconic venues on the planet.
UFC 281 is ready for Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York and Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) vs. Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is ready to headline, the promotion introduced Friday by the use of broadcast spouse ESPN.
No different bouts were set for the Nov. 12 pay-per-view at the moment, even though a light-weight bout between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler is being mentioned, probably for that date.
The matchup is the only the promotion has indicated would occur since UFC 276 came about July 6. On that pay-per-view card, each Adesanya and Pereira received. Adesanya effectively defended his identify in opposition to Jared Cannonier, two fights after Pereira briefly knocked out Sean Strickland along with his signature left hook.
Since former Glory Kickboxing champion Pereira went full-force into combined martial arts in 2020, lovers have hankered for a matchup in opposition to his two-time opponent Adesanya – even prior to he signed with the UFC in 2021.
As for the 2 kickboxing battles, Pereira is 2-0 in opposition to Adesanya. The first assembly came about in April 2016, all over which Adesanya misplaced a unanimous resolution to Pereira – a call Adesanya disputes.
The rematch came about in March 2017 and the entire highlights of the combat will also be observed within the video above. As Adesanya defined all over his UFC 276 pre-fight information convention, he had Pereira harm previous to a table-turning left hook knockout through his Brazilian opponent.
You can watch the 2 kickboxing fights in complete right here.