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Morning Report: Henry Cejudo predicts Alex Pereira knocks out Israel Adesanya: ‘Stop me when I lie’

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Israel Adesanya will have to defeat several demons in the upcoming title fight.

The “Last Style Bender” was virtually unbeatable in his MMA career, with his only light heavyweight loss to then-champion Jan Blachowicz. While Adesanya admits it was a lackluster performance, Blachowicz’s size and ability to keep the middleweight champion on the mat was a key factor in the unanimous decision loss.

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At UFC 281, which takes place on November 12 at Madison Square Garden, Adesanya will face Alex Pereira, possibly the superior striker. If their previous two kickboxing matches are any accusation, then that’s all the evidence some should expect Bruce Buffer to announce “and new.” For former UFC two-weight champion Henry Cejudo, the lack of a comprehensive approach will ultimately lead to Adesanya’s downfall.

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“I think Alex will understand,” Cejudo said. his youtube channel. “That’s why it’s so important that as a mixed martial artist you become well-rounded. That you’re not just a striker with good defense. Because what happens when you have another good hitter who has better shots than you and you can’t beat him? Because this is how we are now with Pereira and Adesanya.

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“As good as Israel is, Alexander just has better shots. He knocked him out the last time they fought, he beat him the first time. If this fight happens, I just have to go with Pereira.”

Cejudo is one of the best examples of a fighter with one clear best skill – his great Olympic-level wrestling – who also continued to use some very dangerous standing abilities. Having done their fair share of coaching since a brief retirement in 2020, Triple C see comparisons between Adesanya and Pereira and Jose Aldo’s two fights against Max Holloway. The last of which scored a TKO in the third round in every timeout.

“Jose Aldo was the same,” Cejudo said. “Really good footwork and great defense. But what happens when you get the best striker like Max Holloway? He exposed it. He literally knocked out Jose Aldo. He kicked him out because José Aldo didn’t have anything that was a bag trick for Max Holloway.

“That’s how I see it in this position with Israel Adesanya and Pereira. I knocked out Pereira. I think it has more variety and stuff like that. Stop me when I’m lying.”


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I am very intrigued by the fight between Adesanya and Pereira. In fact, the only factor I came up with is the fact that Adesanya has a lot of experience in MMA. But it’s hard to tell how much that will make a difference in the match, thanks to some of the points that Cejudo highlighted…

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Last week’s results:

Friday: 92% of 542 votes answered “No” to the question “Will you watch tomorrow’s exhibition boxing match of Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura?” Mayweather defeated Asakura via TKO in the second round in the main event of Super RIZIN.

Thursday: 85% of 592 votes answered “No” to the question “Will Nate Diaz sign with Bellator?”

Wednesday: 70% of 786 votes answered “Middleweight” to the question “In what weight would you prefer Khamzat Chimaev to compete?”

Tuesday: 68% of 674 votes answered “Yes” to the question “Would you watch a boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz?”

Monday: 87% of 926 votes answered “Yes” to the question “Is Jose Aldo a featherweight asshole?”

Today’s exit poll:


What event are you most looking forward to this weekend?

  • 65%
    UFC Vegas 61

    (151 votes)

  • 13%
    Bellator 286

    (31 votes)

  • 17%
    ONE on Prime Video 2

    (40 votes)

  • four%
    ONE 181

    (10 votes)

total 232 votes

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