Israel Adesanya tops one of the most anticipated postcards of the year.
The UFC middleweight champion will face longtime contender Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281, which takes place on November 12 at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York. Adesanya and Pereira have a history together dating back to when they were professional kickboxers, with Pereira beating Adesanya 2-0 in their series, ending with a spectacular knockout in the 2017 rematch.
Adesanya and Pereira have both been perfect at 185 pounds so far in UFC runs, with Pereira winning 3-0 in the promotion and The Last Style Bender winning his first 12 appearances at 185 pounds, including five defenses of his UFC title.
Check out the official UFC 281 clash poster below.
UFC 281 also includes a title fight between reigning champion Carla Esparza and former title holder Weili Zhang, as well as a matchup between former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler.
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Adesanya vs. pereira
Esparza vs. Zhang
Poirier vs. Chandler
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