Releasesky UFC tonight is packed with Adesanya vs Pereira fight
For sure, the fact is that
Both Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will meet again at UFC 287 this weekend
That was after ‘Poatan’ stunned his huge rival by knockout last year.
Now, Pereira became the new middleweight champion after beating Adesanya
On this one Adesanya will be looking to take his belt back
Pereira vs Adesanya 2: Full fight card
MAIN EVENT: Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya – for UFC Middleweight Championship
Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal
Rob Font vs Adrian Yanez
Kevin Holland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Raul Rosas Jr vs Christian Rodriguez
Obviously the Brazilian knocked out his long-time foe in the final round as the referee was forced to step in and stop the fight with Adesanya rocked by a flurry of punches.
The pair now clash again with Pereira defending his belt for the first time after improving his MMA record to 7-1.
“The mindset is different, definitely. I like it because it puts it all on me, and it’s kind of poetic in a way. One life: Roll the dice.
“This is my last shot, and I’m going to give to it all I’ve got in every sense of the word.”
Adesanya’s trainer Eugene Bareman: “If I had a choice, which I quite often don’t, then I would probably have waited longer just to give Israel a little bit more time between a stoppage like that and the next fight.
“Even in an ideal world I would have done what they do in boxing. I would have brought in a couple of guys for Israel to warm up on and then fight [Pereira].
“In the UFC, we don’t have that choice and, quite frankly, Israel is 100 percent adamant that he must be the next person to fight Alex Pereira. Beyond all doubt.
This will be the fourth time in total that the rivals have met with ‘The Last Style Bender’ being beaten twice in kickboxing and now looking to prevent a second defeat in the octagon.
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Particularly, yes UFC 287 will take place on Saturday, April 8 at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida.
Another thing is that the card will begin at 11pm UK time with the early prelims before the preliminary card gets underway at 1am.