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UFC champ Alex Pereira responds to critics of his wrestling, cites takedown on Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has responded to those questioning his wrestling ability.
Pereira, a former two-division Glory Kickboxing champion, has experienced an incredibly successful transition to MMA. Like fellow ex-kickboxer …read more

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Robert Whittaker: I'm 'a hellish fight for both' Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya

Despite achieving the greatest of heights in the UFC, Robert Whittaker believes he still hasn’t reached his ceiling.
The former UFC middleweight champion feels like his game is still on an …read more

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Whittaer: TKO loss to Pereira could be freeing for Adesanya

Referee Marc Goddard waves off Alex Pereira for the 5th round TKO win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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Latest UFC 287 Fight Card, PPV Lineup

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Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will have one final attempt to slay his Brazilian boogeyman — and recapture the …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker suggests Israel Adesanya’s knockout loss to Alex Pereira could ‘free him up’ for rematch

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Robert Whittaker thinks Israel Adesanya’s second knockout loss to Alex Pereira could take some pressure off the …read more

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[UPDATE] UFC 287 Main, Co-Main Event, & Location Announced

UFC 287 on April 8th now has a location for its recently announced main and co-main events. A middleweight title rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will headline UFC …read more

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Daniel Cormier questions timing around Israel Adesanya's decision to rematch Alex Pereira

Daniel Cormier thinks several factors led to the announcement of Alex Pereira’s rematch with Israel Adesanya.
Pereira dethroned Adesanya to become middleweight champion this past November at UFC 281. Considering Adesanya’s …read more

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UFC 287 odds: Israel Adesanya the betting favorite over Alex Pereira in title rematch

Israel Adesanya has the advantage over Alex Pereira heading into their UFC 287 middleweight title rematch, according to oddsmakers.
Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC), the former longtime UFC middleweight champion, will …read more

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Israel Adesanya releases SAW promo for upcoming rematch with Alex Pereira at UFC 287

Israel Adesanya has posted a SAW promo for his second MMA clash and fourth combat sports bout with Alex Pereira. Adesanya will receive another chance to get past the Pereira …read more

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Posted on January 29, 2023, 9:46 pm By
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Israel Adesanya Shares ‘Saw’ Themed Hype Video Ahead Of Alex Pereira Rematch

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya plans to settle the score against Alex Pereira at UFC 287. Adesanya lost his middleweight belt to Pereira at UFC 281 last November. The …read more

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Izzy Opens As Betting Favorite For Pereira Rematch

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The oddsmakers have spoken and opened Israel Adesanya as a slight betting favorite for his upcoming title rematch with UFC …read more

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Posted on January 29, 2023, 3:16 am By
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Hot Tweets: Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya meet again, plus Jamahal Hill’s big win at UFC 283

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya face off | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

We’re back! It’s another down week in the world of MMA …read more

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Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya rematch booked for UFC 287

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will rematch for the middleweight championship in the UFC 287 main event on April 8. UFC president Dana White made the announcement on Friday.

It …read more

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Reaction: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2, Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 287

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UFC president Dana White made a slew of big fight announcements on Friday — some that were already confirmed, and …read more

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Dana White announces two huge matchups for UFC 287, including Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya 2

Earlier today, Dana White announced some massive fights for UFC 287 on April 8th. The UFC president stated that he had some massive announcements slated for this afternoon. White then …read more

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Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya middleweight title rematch official for UFC 287 main event

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run it back in April.
The UFC middleweight title will be on the line in the main event of UFC 287 on April 8 as …read more

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Pereira-Adesanya, Masvidal-Burns set at UFC 287

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira will defend his title against former champ Israel Adesanya in the co-main event of UFC 287 on April 8. …read more

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Alex Pereira targeting May return against Robert Whittaker if Israel Adesanya not ready for rematch: “I’ll be ready for both”

Alex Pereira is ready to face either Israel Adesanya or Robert Whittaker next. ‘Poatan’ has been out of action since November, when he faced ‘The Last Stylebender’ at UFC 281. …read more

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UFC champ Alex Pereira eyes May return with Robert Whittaker if Israel Adesanya doesn’t want immediate rematch

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

RIO DE JANEIRO — Alex Pereira is already planning his next move as …read more

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Israel Adesanya “Fired Up” After Seeing Jamahal Hill Crowned Champ

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is fired up at the prospect of regaining the title after seeing Jamahal Hill’s crowning this past weekend. At UFC 283, Hill entered hostile …read more

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Coach On Adesanya/Pereira Stoppage: There Was More Chance Of Damage Than Recovery

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman went into further detail about his mindset on the stoppage that saw his pupil Israel Adesanya dethroned by Alex Pereira. Last year at UFC …read more

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Israel Adesanya Predicts Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya feels Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal Hill won’t go the distance at UFC 283. Teixeira and Hill will square off for the vacant light heavyweight …read more

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Pereira plans first UFC title defense, hoping for Adesanya or Whittaker

Alex Pereira after defeating Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The newly crowned UFC middleweight champion wants to return …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2023, 4:46 pm By
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UFC champ Alex Pereira gives timeline for return, open for Israel Adesanya rematch or Robert Whittaker

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira sees two viable options for his first title defense.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) dethroned Israel Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) to become middleweight champion at UFC 281. …read more

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Israel Adesanya sports new face tattoos with a message of rebirth: ‘The old version of you must die before you come alive!’

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Israel Adesanya is sporting some new, very noticeable ink.
Adesanya is well-known for his love of body …read more

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Israel Adesanya gets a face tattoo

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will have a slightly new look the next time he enters the octagon. “The Last Stylebender” posted a video to Twitter showing him …read more

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Check out Israel Adesanya's new face tattoo and what it means

It’s not nearly on the level of Mike Tyson in terms of size or shock value, but Israel Adesanya got a face tattoo.
The former UFC middleweight champion revealed his new …read more

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Pics: Adesanya Shows Off New Face Tats

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New year, new face tats, new Israel Adesanya. Israel Adesanya has been a busy man when it comes to adding …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2023, 7:16 pm By
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‘He’ll beat Izzy again’ — Vettori thinks Pereira is a bad matchup for Adesanya

Marvin Vettori at the UFC 263 pre-fight press conference. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Marvin Vettori doesn’t like Israel Adesanya’s chances in a rematch …read more

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Marvin Vettori explains why he thinks Alex Pereira will beat Israel Adesanya again if they rematch

Marvin Vettori thinks Alex Pereira would beat Israel Adesanya in a rematch. At UFC 281, Pereira and Adesanya collided for the first time in MMA – but third time overall, …read more

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Marvin Vettori: UFC champion Alex Pereira will beat Israel Adesanya again if they rematch

Marvin Vettori thinks UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has Israel Adesanya’s number.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) dethroned Adesanya to capture the middleweight title last November at UFC 281 with a fifth-round …read more

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UFC Stats 2022 Review: Middleweight division

Alex Pereira won the UFC middleweight title with a knockout win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Posted on January 2, 2023, 8:16 pm By
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Cannonier: Pereira’s win over Adesanya ‘brings more interest to the division’

Alex Pereira hits Israel Adesanya in their middleweight title bout at UFC 281. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Jared Cannonier thinks having a new …read more

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Jared Cannonier: Alex Pereira’s win over Israel Adesanya ‘good for the rest of us’ at 185 pounds

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Don’t count Jared Cannonier among those surprised by where — and on whom — the UFC middleweight title landed after …read more

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‘No time limit and Izzy still has that belt’, McGregor excited for Adesanya-Pereira rematch

Israel Adesanya is the former UFC middleweight champion. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Conor McGregor believes Israel Adesanya would defeat Alex Pereira with no …read more

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‘Crying isn’t a weakness’ — Cannonier admits he got emotional after Adesanya loss

Jared Cannonier is defeated by Israel Adesanya in an underwhelming middleweight title bout at UFC 276. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Jared Cannonier admits …read more

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Jared Cannonier admits he cried after Israel Adesanya loss, pushes back against stigma: ‘It’s not a weakness’

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Jared Cannonier has no problem admitting to a moment of vulnerability after his UFC 276 title loss to Israel Adesanya …read more

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Conor McGregor believes Israel Adesanya would still be a UFC champion if his fight with Alex Pereira was a “no time limit” contest

Conor McGregor believes Israel Adesanya would still be a UFC world champion if there was no time limit on his fight against Alex Pereira. Back at UFC 281 last month, …read more

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Israel Adesanya Gives Kudos To Paulo Costa

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya may not have the best relationship with Paulo Costa, but he can still give the Brazilian credit where it’s due. Adesanya’s title reign recently …read more

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Laura Sanko disagrees with Nick Diaz’s recent callout of Israel Adesanya: “I wouldn’t want to see him fight Izzy”

UFC analyst Laura Sanko hopes that Nick Diaz’s callout of Israel Adesanya doesn’t come to fruition. The Stockton native has been out of action since his rematch with Robbie Lawler …read more

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Jared Cannonier Defends Israel Adesanya Against UFC 276 Criticism

UFC middleweight Jared Cannonier is coming to the defense of his former foe Israel Adesanya amid criticism from fans. Jared Cannonier is heading into his next bout against Sean Strickland. …read more

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Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman confident ahead of rematch with Alex Pereira: “We were winning that fight relatively comfortably”

Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman is quietly confident ahead of a rematch with Alex Pereira. The two middleweight contenders met last month at UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden. While …read more

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Sean Strickland takes aim at former UFC champion Israel Adesanya over brass knuckles arrest: “If he was a real man, it would have been a gun”

Sean Strickland has taken aim at former UFC champion Israel Adesanya over brass knuckles arrest. At the time of the arrest, the 33-year-old Adesanya (23-2 MMA) was travelling back to …read more

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Eugene Bareman 'quietly confident' Israel Adesanya can win Alex Pereira rematch 'with a few adjustments'

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman doesn’t doubt that Israel Adesanya can avenge his loss to UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) lost his title to Pereira …read more

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Israel Adesanya shares advice for Darren Till following latest loss at UFC 282

Israel Adesanya has released a video of him reacting to Darren Till’s latest defeat inside the Octagon at UFC 282. For the longest time it felt as if Darren Till …read more

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Israel Adesanya To Darren Till: “Don’t Keep Doing The Same F’n Thing”

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya pinpointed an important mistake that Darren Till made prior to his submission defeat against Dricus du Plessis. This past weekend at UFC 282, one-time …read more

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