Israel Adesanya will get his revenge in one of the world’s most iconic arenas.
UFC 281 will officially feature Adesanya’s middleweight title battle towards common rival Alex Pereira on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York Town.
Adesanya introduced the match on Friday athletics Middle.
Adesanya (23-1) and Pereira (6-1) clashed twice in the kickboxing ring, with Pereira profitable each bouts. The Brazilian defeated Adesanya by decision in April 2016 and knocked Adesanya out difficult in a rematch in March 2017.
Given that then, Adesanya has proven himself as 1 of combined martial arts’ prime fighters. He is currently ranked #3 in the globe in pound-for-pound in MMA fighting, and he has a best 12- history in the UFC middleweight division.
In a modern bout, Adesanya very easily defeated Jared Canonnier through unanimous conclusion at UFC 276 to receive his fifth protection of the middleweight strap.
Pereira also fought at UFC 276, wherever he scored the greatest get of his MMA vocation, brutally knocking out Sean Strickland fewer than 3 minutes into the contest, and finishing a trilogy of fights at ‘The Last Stylebender’. has been secured.
The acquire moved Pereira to 7th spot in the middleweight rankings of MMA fighting, continuing his undefeated UFC run right after wins around Andreas Mihairidis and Bruno Silva.
“This is the close,” Adesanya tweeted following the announcement on Friday. “Get rid of or be killed.”
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