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Sean Strickland wants rematch with UFC champ Alex Pereira, says strategy would be 'same f*cking thing' as first fight

LAS VEGAS – Sean Strickland is determined to work his way into another fight with Alex Pereira, and it all starts with the final UFC main event of 2022.
In his first …read more

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Glover Teixeira admits sharing card with teammate Alex Pereira would be 'a little bit too much'

Glover Teixeira would rather not share a card with his teammate Alex Pereira.
Teixeira (33-8 MMA, 16-6 UFC) was in Pereira’s corner for his title-winning finish against Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 …read more

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Still the Only Man to Defeat Alex Pereira, Quemuel Ottoni Excited for PFL Debut in 2023

After welcoming Alex Pereira to mixed martial arts with a rear-naked choke victory at Jungle Fight 82 in 2015, Quemuel Ottoni followed a totally different path than the current UFC …read more

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Paulo Costa Finds Chimaev’s Callout Of Pereira Utterly Hilarious 

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa fancies Khamzat Chimaev’s chances against Alex Pereira but believes the matchup will never happen. Costa has in recent months established himself as one of Chimaev’s key …read more

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Glover Teixeira shuts down rumored Alex Pereira vs Khamzat Chimaev fight: “This fight is all talk”

Glover Teixeira has shut down the idea of Alex Pereira defending his middleweight title against Khamzat Chimaev. There’s often a lot of talk surrounding Khamzat Chimaev, with much of it …read more

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Glover Teixeira wants Alex Pereira to rematch Israel Adesanya, not fight Khamzat Chimaev

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If Glover Teixeira could write the script, Israel Adesanya would be first on Alex Pereira’s list – not Khamzat Chimaev.
The …read more

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Israel Adesanya Reacts To ‘Poetic’ Parallels In His & Alex Pereira’s Title Wins

Israel Adesanya is still handling his loss to Alex Pereira like a champion. In the weeks since Adesanya faced a third defeat at the hands of Pereira, suffering a TKO …read more

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Brendan Schaub agrees to Alex Pereira’s takedown bet regarding Khamzat Chimaev fight: “If you want the smoke, come get it big boy”

Fighter-turned-podcaster Brendan Schaub has responded to Alex Pereira’s bet offer. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his knockout win over Isreal Adesanya earlier this month. The victory saw the Brazilian become champion …read more

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Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira is known for his unorthodox training methods, which include but are not limited to hoverboard sparring at a lean and mean 226 pounds. That …read more

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Alex Pereira proposes bet to Brendan Schaub ‘since he wants to run his mouth’ for potential fight with Khamzat Chimaev

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UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira — literally — wants to see Brendan Schaub put his money where his mouth is. …read more

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Video: Pereira tries indigenous wrestling match, prods Chimaev

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

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira took a little poke at Khamzat …read more

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Video - UFC 281: The Thrill and the Agony

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira at UFC 281. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

They may not like each other, but there’s a mutual …read more

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Posted on November 29, 2022, 12:16 am By
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Khamzat Chimaev rips Alex Pereira for suggesting he turned down a fight at UFC 283: “Fake belt, fake coach, fake fighter”

UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev has responded to Alex Pereira. ‘Borz’ has been out of the octagon since a submission win over Kevin Holland in September. However, Chimaev wasn’t originally …read more

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UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira blasts Brendan Schaub over Khamzat Chimaev comments:  “He’s running his mouth”

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira isn’t happy with Brendan Schaub. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his UFC 281 headlining role earlier this month. Standing opposite the Brazilian was his longtime foe, …read more

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Alex Pereira claims he asked to fight Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 283 in Brazil but the Swede turned him down

Alex Pereira wanted to fight Khamzat Chimaev in Brazil at UFC 283. After Pereira became the UFC’s new middleweight champion, Khamzat Chimaev called him out. The Swede was confident he …read more

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Pereira Knows What It’s Like Losing Three Times To The Same Guy

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Israel Adesanya isn’t the only fighter with a nemesis he couldn’t win against. Alex Pereira had a similar opponent when …read more

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Alex Pereira reveals which UFC opponent scared him the most

Alex Pereira makes his way to the stage for the UFC 281 ceremonial weigh-ins. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Alex Pereira admits he was …read more

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‘Hunter becomes the hunted’ - Israel Adesanya appears on Hot Ones two days after UFC 281 loss

Israel Adesanya took on the wings of death. Just two days after his tough upset loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 281, Israel Adesanya pushed through with an appearance …read more

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Alex Pereira admits he was “scared” of previous UFC opponent: “I thought, ‘This guy wants to kill me'”

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has revealed that he was actually “scared” to share the Octagon with one of his previous opponents. Pereira (7-1 MMA) captured the promotions coveted middleweight …read more

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Sean O’Malley: ‘Khamzat Chimaev could f*** Alex Pereira up’

As fast as the referee raised Alex Pereira’s hand in victory over Israel Adesanya at UFC 281, the new middleweight champion was being called out by Khamzat Chimaev.

Chimaev is undefeated …read more

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Video: Israel Adesanya takes the ‘Hot Ones’ challenge

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Israel Adesanya had himself a feast worthy of Thanksgiving following his fight with Alex Pereira at UFC 281.
Though Adesanya lost his …read more

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‘If he really wants it, then he’s next’ - Pereira advises Adesanya to wait, but would take rematch

Alex Pereira lands a left high kick against Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Middleweight champion Alex Pereira shared his …read more

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Alex Pereira reveals he couldn’t “train very well” for UFC 281 due to a hand injury: “I think I can come back better for this next fight”

Alex Pereira didn’t have the right preparation heading into his UFC 281 title fight against Israel Adesanya. Pereira became the UFC’s new middleweight champion with a fifth-round TKO of Adesanya. …read more

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Israel Adesanya wants Alex Pereira rematch to be a ‘bloodbath’

Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya in the UFC 281 main event on November 12 to capture the middleweight championship, and Adesanya expects an immediate rematch.

Adesanya was up on the scorecards …read more

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Sean O’Malley shares prediction for potential Alex Pereira vs. Khamzat Chimaev title fight: “I’d put money on Khamzat if they fought”

Sean O’Malley has opened up on who he thinks would win a potential fight between Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev. At UFC 281, Pereira became the new middleweight champion as …read more

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Sean O’Malley Shares Thoughts On Potential Pereira vs. Chimaev Matchup

Sean O’Malley has given his take on how a potential middleweight title fight between Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev would go down. Chimaev has for some time had his eyes …read more

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Pereira: Had injured finger in Adesanya title fight

UFC middleweight champ Alex Pereira says he suffered torn ligaments in his right middle finger two months ago and that he “could have been better” in his fight against Israel …read more

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UFC middleweight Chris Curtis shares advice for Israel Adesanya on how to beat Alex Pereira in rematch: “At that point you just have to poison him”

UFC middleweight Chris Curtis shared some advice for Israel Adesanya on how to beat Alex Pereira in their rematch. Pereira continues to haunt Adesanya’s career after the Brazilian took out …read more

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Chris Curtis: Alex Pereira Is Israel Adesanya’s ‘Personal Boogeyman’

Chris Curtis thinks Alex Pereira has Israel Adesanya’s number. The main event of the UFC 281 fight card was a middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. This …read more

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Brazil’s first UFC champion Murilo Bustamante breaks down path for greatness for Alex Pereira

Murilo Bustamante won the UFC middleweight title in 2002. | Photo by Susumu Nagao/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Can Alex Pereira kick off a dominant …read more

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Paulo Costa says Khamzat Chimaev smart for Alex Pereira callout: 'He saw a huge opportunity to get the belt easily'

Paulo Costa agrees that Khamzat Chimaev is a bad matchup for Alex Pereira.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) called newly crowned middleweight champion Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) “easy money” and challenged him …read more

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Brendan Schaub disagrees with Joe Rogan labeling Alex Pereira’s extreme weight cutting as “sanctioned cheating”

BBrendan Schaub doesn’t agree with Joe Rogan over Alex Pereira and him cutting down to middleweight. At UFC 281, Pereira became the new middleweight champion as he scored a fifth-round …read more

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Israel Adesanya Names What He’ll Do Next Time He Faces Alex Pereira

Israel Adesanya seems to feel more confident than ever that he can beat Alex Pereira in the Octagon after UFC 281. Adesanya lost to Pereira in a stunning fifth-round TKO …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 1:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa Reacts To Alex Pereira Uncrowning Israel Adesanya At UFC 281

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa was impressed with Alex Pereira’s championship-winning performance at UFC 281. Now two weeks removed from the huge UFC 281 event, people are still …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Khamzat Chimaev challenges Alex Pereira, James Krause, more

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Khamzat Chimaev plans to have a very busy several months, with his plans of wanting to fight Alex Pereira for …read more

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Eugene Bareman OK with UFC 281 stoppage, says prolonging fight wouldn't have been good for Israel Adesanya's health

Eugene Bareman thinks the stoppage was fair in Israel Adesanya’s TKO loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 281.
Although Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) thought referee Marc Goddard stepped in too early …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev calls out Alex Pereira for December match in Brazil: ‘I already signed’

Undefeated UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev called out newly crowned middleweight champion Alex Pereira for a December matchup.

“Ready to fight in Brazil @AlexPereiraUFC let’s go champ,” Chimaev posted on …read more

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Watch: Alex Pereira’s Sister Aline Loses MMA Debut

Aline Pereira has lost her first pro-MMA bout. Following the UFC title win by her big brother Alex Pereira, Aline Pereira was looking to follow in his footsteps. Following a …read more

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Alex Pereira’s Sister Aline Loses MMA Debut

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The UFC middleweight champion’s little sister hit a roadbump in her transition to MMA, losing her debut fight to Helen Peralta via decision. …read more

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Israel Adesanya Has Strong Reaction To UFC Africa Update

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s plans to be involved with UFC Africa haven’t been axed by his UFC 281 loss. Adesanya fell to Alex Pereira in the UFC 281 …read more

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Alex Pereira says Israel Adesanya should thank referee for ‘saving your life’ at UFC 281

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Alex Pereira wasn’t happy with the things Israel Adesanya has said about the stoppage …read more

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Adesanya Handled UFC 281 Loss ‘Better Than Anybody Ever’

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Israel Adesanya may have lost his UFC middleweight title to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 last weekend, but “Last Stylebender” proved …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev reveals plans to face Alex Pereira in January, Colby Covington in March

UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev has some big plans for 2023. ‘Borz’ has been out of action since his submission win over Kevin Holland in September. While the first-round win …read more

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Pereira to Adesanya: ‘stop making excuses’ for UFC 281 loss

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira at UFC 281. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

The newly crowned UFC middleweight champion doesn’t want to hear any …read more

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Posted on November 18, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Alex Pereira blasts Israel Adesanya’s comments about premature stoppage at UFC 281: “Stop making excuses”

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira isn’t happy about Israel Adesanya‘s post-fight comments. At UFC 281 last Saturday night, the two middleweights collided. ‘The Last Stylebender’ and ‘Poatan’ famously faced off …read more

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Darren Till shares his thoughts on a potential fight between Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev: “That’s not a fight that Pereira is ready for”

Darren Till weighed in on the possibility of seeing his friend Khamzat Chimaev collide with the newly crowned champion Alex Pereira. Pereira done the unthinkable this past Saturday and claimed …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev targets Alex Pereira title fight in Brazil, then Colby Covington

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Khamzat Chimaev has his sights set on the new UFC middleweight champion.
In an interview with ESPN, the …read more

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Pereira Slams Stylewhiner For Referee Blame Game

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Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira considers former 185-pound titleholder Israel Adesanya to be a “great opponent” and for that, …read more

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Alex Pereira tells Israel Adesanya to stop 'making excuses' for UFC 281 loss: Thank the referee 'for saving your life'

Whether or not Marc Goddard stopped the fight at the moment he did, Alex Pereira thinks he would have finished Israel Adesanya at UFC 281.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) dethroned Adesanya …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev wants UFC champ Alex Pereira in January then Colby Covington in March

Khamzat Chimaev has a two-fight plan which includes the middleweight title and Colby Covington.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) wants newly crowned middleweight champion Alex Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 283 …read more

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Chimaev eyes 2023 fights vs. Pereira, Covington

Khamzat Chimaev says he has asked UFC for a middleweight title fight against Alex Pereira on Jan. 21 and assured the promotion he would then turn around two months later …read more

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Joe Rogan: Israel Adesanya handled UFC 281 loss 'like a f*cking king,' didn't need to go 'flat out unconscious'

Joe Rogan understands Israel Adesanya’s frustration with his loss to Alex Pereira, but agrees with the referee’s stoppage.
Up 3-1 on the judges’ scorecards in his title fight against Pereira at …read more

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Morning Report: Joe Rogan: Israel Adesanya handled Alex Pereira loss ‘better than anybody ever’

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Israel Adesanya is officially looking to rebound for the second time in his MMA career.
UFC 281 did not end as …read more

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Chilling Parallel Found Between Alex Pereira’s UFC 281 Win & Adesanya’s Past

In the aftermath of Alex Pereira’s title crowning at UFC 281, a chilling parallel has emerged between the Brazilian’s victory and one notable moment from Israel Adesanya’s career. At last …read more

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Israel Adesanya To Alex Pereira: “I Will Fight You Until I Beat You”

Israel Adesanya is willing to keep fighting Alex Pereira until he gets his win. Israel Adesanya might be down, but he is not out. Following the loss at UFC 281, …read more

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Israel Adesanya says he’ll fight Alex Pereira next, even if the Brazilian loses the belt in the meantime: “I know I can beat him”

Israel Adesanya wants to fight Alex Pereira, even if the Brazilian isn’t the middleweight champion. Adesanya suffered a fifth-round TKO loss to Pereira at UFC 281 to lose his middleweight …read more

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Joe Rogan praises Israel Adesanya’s response to loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 281: “The way he responded to that loss is better than anybody ever”

Joe Rogan has praised Israel Adesanya‘s response following his loss at UFC 281. Last Saturday night, ‘The Last Stylebender’ returned to the octagon for yet another title defense. Standing opposite …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Khamzat Chimaev 'would be a massive favorite' to beat UFC champ Alex Pereira

Daniel Cormier thinks Khamzat Chimaev would be a bad matchup for UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) dethroned Israel Adesanya to capture the middleweight title in this past …read more

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Dan Hooker Prefers Early Stoppages Than Late For Teammates

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker has given his assessment of the stoppage in the UFC 281 main event between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. At this past weekend’s pay-per-view event, …read more

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Jon Anik recaps Alex Pereira’s late finish of Israel Adesanya, UFC 281, remembers Anthony Johnson

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Jon Anik may have been a little under the weather on the headset during Saturday’s UFC 281 event, but the …read more

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Sean O’Malley explains why he “liked” referee stoppage in Alex Pereira’s TKO win over Israel Adesanya: “Dude, that was trending in a bad way”

Sean O’Malley has explained why he was a fan of the referee’s stoppage during the closing moments of Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya. In the main event of UFC 281, …read more

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Israel Adesanya says he’ll rematch Alex Pereira with or without the belt: ‘I’ll probably fight him 2 more times’

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Israel Adesanya believes he and Alex Pereira are not done with each other.
At UFC 281, Adesanya …read more

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‘Bring back Steve Mazzagatti’ - Brown agrees with Adesanya on UFC 281 stoppage

Israel Adesanya eats a left hook from Alex Pereira at UFC 281. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Veteran Matt Brown is one of the …read more

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‘He used jiu-jitsu to survive’ - Pereira earns BJJ brown belt after UFC 281 title win

Middleweight champ Alex Pereira attempts a leg lock on Israel Adesanya during their UFC 281 title fight. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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Israel Adesanya arrested at airport for possession of metal knuckles; manager says matter dismissed

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was arrested Wednesday at JFK Airport days after his UFC 281 loss to Alex Pereira.
Adesanya was arrested for possession of metal knuckles, New York’s …read more

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Robert Whittaker: Alex Pereira better matchup than Israel Adesanya, but 'did you see the size of the fella?'

Robert Whittaker likes his chances of reclaiming the UFC middleweight title from Alex Pereira better than he does Israel Adesanya.
Whittaker (24-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) lost twice to Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 …read more

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Firas Zahabi believes Alex Pereira “could have very possibly ended Adesanya’s career” had the referee not intervened at UFC 281

Firas Zahabi believes Alex Pereira ‘could have very possibly ended Adesanya’s career’ had the referee not intervened at UFC 281. The Tristar Gym head coach believes the stoppage by referee …read more

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Bisping speaks on Adesanya vs. Pereira stoppage at UFC 281

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira at UFC 281. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The former UFC middleweight champion can see why the fight …read more

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Posted on November 16, 2022, 5:16 pm By
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UFC 281 should be a major teaching moment for Alex Pereira

Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya to win the UFC middleweight title at UFC 281 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Expect to see an improved …read more

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Pereira Gets UFC Title Tattoo

To the victor belong the spoils.
Newly-crowned middleweight champion Alex Pereira celebrated his victory over longtime rival Israel Adesanya with a giant tattoo of the 185-pound strap, inked on the underside …read more

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Michael Bisping doesn’t believe Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya stoppage was early

Michael Bisping wouldn’t be surprised if Israel Adesanya is frustrated by his UFC 281 stoppage loss, but doesn’t think it was early. Last Saturday night at UFC 281, Israel Adesanya …read more

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Alex Pereira commemorates title win by getting UFC belt tattooed on his arm

Winning the UFC middleweight championship is something Alex Pereira won’t ever forget.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who stopped Israel Adesanya in this past Saturday’s UFC 281 headliner at Madison Square …read more

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‘He Got Robbed’

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‘DC’ believes Israel Adesanya absolutely does deserve an immediate rematch against Alex Pereira despite being down 0-3 over their inter-sport …read more

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Robert Whittaker shares his thoughts on newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira: “Did you see the size of the fella?”

Robert Whittaker has commented on the sheer size of Alex Pereira after his win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. While he may have Paulo Costa on the horizon at …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker stunned by ‘absolute giant’ Alex Pereira, feels new champ is still better matchup than Israel Adesanya

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Robert Whittaker anticipates a major size difference should he be matched with Alex Pereira in the near future.
The Brazilian kickboxing …read more

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Zahabi: Pereira ‘could’ve ended’ Adesanya's career if not for referee stoppage

Referee Marc Goddard stops UFC 281’s headliner in round five to award Alex Pereira a TKO win. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

For …read more

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Video: Should Alex Pereira or Israel Adesanya be favored in next UFC matchup?

For the third time, Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira fought each other. And for the third time, Pereira emerged victorious – this time on the biggest stage.
This past Saturday in …read more

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Referee Marc Goddard Releases Statement On Adesanya/Pereira Stoppage

Referee Marc Goddard has spoken out for the first time on his decision to stop Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira at UFC 281. The UFC 281 middleweight title headliner between …read more

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Marc Goddard releases statement after UFC 281 main event stoppage: “Protection is paramount”

Marc Goddard has opened up on his decision to stop the UFC 281 main event between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. In the fifth round, Pereira had Adesanya badly hurt …read more

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Goddard Saved Adesanya’s Career At UFC 281

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While Israel Adesanya was quick to give Alex Pereira his respect for defeating him at UFC 281 (for a third time), …read more

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Sean Strickland: Immediate Rematch For Israel Adesanya Would Be Wrong

UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland does not believe that newly crowned champion Alex Pereira’s first title defense should come against Israel Adesanya. This past weekend at Madison Square Garden, a …read more

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‘I was waiting for him to gas out’ - Adesanya says he wasn’t really rocked

Israel Adesanya moments before his TKO stoppage loss to Alex Pereira. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The former middleweight champion wants people to know …read more

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Sean Strickland surprised 'badass, big motherf*cking Brazilian' Alex Pereira beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 281

Sean Strickland was impressed by Alex Pereira’s finish of Israel Adesanya at UFC 281.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) rallied to stop Adesanya by TKO in Round 5 this past Saturday at …read more

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Brendan Schaub believes Alex Pereira’s time as middleweight champion will be short lived: “I don’t think he beats a single guy in the top 5”

Brendan Schaub believes Alex Pereira will only remain middleweight champion for a short time if the UFC are to match him with an opposite style. Pereira shocked the world of …read more

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Kamaru Usman reacts to Israel Adesanya’s title loss against Alex Pereira at UFC 281: “There’s always turbulence before the breakthrough”

Kamaru Usman has reacted to Israel Adesanya’s title loss against Alex Pereira at UFC 281. UFC 281 which took place last Saturday, November 12th, saw Israel Adesanya (23-2 MMA) vs …read more

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Firas Zahabi: Alex Pereira could've ended Israel Adesanya's career at UFC 281 if referee didn't intervene

Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi believes referee Marc Goddard did Israel Adesanya a huge favor by jumping in to stop his UFC 281 fight with Alex Pereira.
Down 3-1 on …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Should the UFC immediately run back Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya after shocking UFC 281 ending?

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The UFC middleweight champion has a name, and it’s Alex Pereira after a stunning fifth-round, come-from-behind knockout win over Israel …read more

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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown reacts to UFC 281, Adesanya vs. Pereira stoppage and more

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The Fighter vs. The Writer returns after an action-packed weekend at UFC 281 where Alex Pereira pulled off a stunning …read more

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Pereira Shakes Up Middleweight, P4P Rankings

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Newly-crowned middleweight champion Alex Pereira shook up the 185-pound rankings, as well as the pound-for-pound list, by stopping former division …read more

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Israel Adesanya insists UFC 281 TKO stoppage vs. Alex Pereira was premature: 'I didn't get rocked-rocked'

After having more time to reflect, nothing has changed. Israel Adesanya stands by his initial assessment of his TKO loss to Alex Pereira this past Saturday at UFC 281.
Adesanya was …read more

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Morning Report: Sean Strickland surprised Alex Pereira beat Israel Adesanya: ‘Izzy, you should have wrestled’

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Sean Strickland has some belated advice for Israel Adesanya.
UFC 281 this past weekend marked the crowning moment of Alex Pereira’s …read more

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Schaub: Pereira Couldn’t Beat ‘A Single Guy In The Top Five’

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If Israel Adesanya doesn’t hurry back and rematch Alex Pereira for the belt, Brendan Schaub believes Pereira will lose it …read more

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Adesanya says he was dealing with ‘medical stuff’ ahead of UFC 281

Israel Adesanya prepares to enter the cage ahead of his UFC 281 title fight with Alex Pereira. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

“Even stuff …read more

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Israel Adesanya Lays Out Final Vision For “Saw-Like” Story With Alex Pereira

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya isn’t letting his ‘horror movie’ plan for Alex Pereira fall through after UFC 281. Adesanya lost to Pereira in a stunning fifth-round TKO at …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3311: UFC 281 reaction, remembering Anthony Johnson, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,311, the fellas unpack all things UFC 281 – from Alex Pereira’s to Zhang Weili’s title …read more

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Israel Adesanya details UFC 281 stoppage: ‘I was waiting for him to gas out so I can do my work’

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Israel Adesanya doesn’t blame Marc Goddard for the stoppage against Alex Pereira, but he does think it …read more

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Israel Adesanya explains disappointment with referee stoppage in Alex Pereira title fight at UFC 281: “You’ve seen where I can go to”

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya wasn’t a big fan of his stoppage loss. Last Saturday, ‘The Last Stylebender’ returned to the octagon to headline UFC 281. Standing opposite the-then …read more

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UFC 281 highlights & recap: Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira

Watch the highlights video and recap from Saturday’s UFC 281 main event between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. The bout headlined the UFC 281 fight card on Saturday, November 14, …read more

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Pereira Fight ‘Easy Money’ For Cocksure Khamzat

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Despite coming into UFC 281 with just a handful of MMA fights, former kickboxing two-division champion Alex Pereira was able …read more

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Alex Pereira Credits Glover Teixeira for Urgent Corner Advice Prior to UFC 281 Win

Though he didn’t necessarily know it at the time, Alex Pereira was down on the scorecards heading into the fifth round of his middleweight championship clash with Israel Adesanya at …read more

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