‘Power is the great equalizer’: Fighters react to Alex Pereira’s knockout of Israel Adesanya at UFC 281

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History repeated itself at UFC 281 when Alex Pereira caught Israel Adesanya at the end of their MMA rematch, provoking a TKO win that landed the UFC middleweight belt on the Brazilian’s waist.

Adesanya repeatedly played with fire, standing and punching Pereira. At the end of the first, he almost paid dividends with a stop at the last second. But Pereira survived and then retaliated with a barrage of punches that sealed the win at 2:01 into the fifth and final round.

Here’s what the fighters had to say about Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya and the main card of UFC 281 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Alex Pereira def. Israel Adesanya

Carla Esparza against. Zhang Weili

Dustin Poirier def. Michael Chandler

Chris Gutierrez def. Frankie Edgar

Dan Hooker def. Claudio Puelles



Source: www.mmafighting.com