The UFC’s middleweight title might be up for grabs within the UFC 281 primary occasion when the reigning champion, Israel Adesanya, defends his belt in opposition to a devastating striker in Alex Pereira.
Adesanya and Pereira have fairly the historical past. Pereira truly holds two kickboxing wins over Izzy, together with one brutal knockout. Of their second struggle, Pereira caught Adesanya along with his patented left hook to ground Izzy and get his second victory over him.
Since then, Adesanya utterly took over the very prime of the MMA scene, claiming victories over each 185-pounder put in entrance of him. Since capturing the UFC’s middleweight belt, Israel has efficiently defensed his crown a formidable 5 occasions.
Pereira is just 6-1 in his MMA profession, however the planets have aligned excellent for him to get three UFC wins to quick observe him to a title shot. The struggle that merited his shot at Izzy was a superb first-round knockout of Sean Strickland at UFC 276 this previous July, and that very same left hook that flattened Izzy was used to take out Sean.
Will Adesanya lastly get his retribution in opposition to a person that holds two wins over him, or will there be a brand new sheriff on the town at 185-pounds?
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