UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira is set for UFC 281.

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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira heads to the mixed martial arts arena and main event of UFC 281. Adesanya Vs. Pereira will be at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The promotion announced the main event of UFC 281 on Friday. Since making the full-time transition from kickboxing to the UFC in February 2018, Adesanya (23-1) has proven to be one of the toughest puzzles to solve. Pereira (6-1) made the jump in 2021 and quickly established himself as one. Major players in the middleweight division. Adesanya is undefeated in MMA at 185 pounds. However, Perera defeated him twice in kickboxing and is the only man to knock out Adesanya in combat sports.

There is adysnia. Slowly building his case As the greatest middleweight in UFC history with wins over Jared Cannonier, Robert Whittaker (twice), Marvin Vettori (twice), Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero, Calvin Gastelum and Anderson Silva. Pereira entered UFC 276 unranked and jumped the division. By knocking out Shawn Strickland Within a round.

Adesanya and Perera first met in 2016 at Glory of Heroes 1. Perera was awarded a unanimous decision. They collided a year later in Adesanya’s final pro kickboxing fight. “The Last Style Bender” did well before Pereira unleashed a left hook that knocked Adesanya out.