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Eblen Targets Future Adesanya Clash, Breaks Down Matchup

Bellator Middleweight Champion Johnny Eblen is targeting a future collision with his UFC counterpart, believing that a matchup with Israel Adesanya would favor him. Eblen ascended the 185-pound Bellator mountain …read more

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Pereira Trumps Adesanya With Hoverboard Boxing

The folks over at ESPN MMA think Israel Adesanya’s training is “different” because the reigning middleweight champion is prepping for Brazilian nemesis Alex Pereira at UFC 281 this November in …read more

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Watch: Pereira Looks To One-Up Adesanya’s Unorthodox Training

Alex Pereira has today released some strange, wheel-based training footage in response to upcoming opponent Israel Adesanya’s video of the same ilk. The terrifying Brazilian striker was spotted on a …read more

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Video: Alex Pereira spars while riding a hoverboard during training session

Alex Pereira is set to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Middleweight Alex Pereira is set to face Israel …read more

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Video | Alex Pereira spars on a hoverboard to mock Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira is not impressed with Israel Adesanya’s flashy preparations for their UFC 281 championship fight. Adesanya has been sharing all sorts of footage from his daily life and training …read more

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Gorilla: Pereira Will Get ‘Exploited’ By Izzy

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If you think Alex Pereira will have an advantage over Israel Adesanya in the UFC 281 headliner on Nov. 12 …read more

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Jared Cannonier: Alex Pereira has power advantage, but Israel Adesanya altered his kickboxing style more for MMA

Alex Pereira got the best of Israel Adesanya in kickboxing, but Jared Cannonier doesn’t think that will be the case in MMA.
Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) challenges Adesanya for the …read more

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Whittaker wants ‘one more shot at Izzy’ after ‘running through everybody else’ in the division

Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya face off ahead of their first fight at UFC 243. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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Posted on September 26, 2022, 4:16 pm By
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UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira official event poster released

In a fight that’s shaping up to be one of the bigger grudge matches in recent UFC history, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya takes on Alex Pereira in the UFC 281 …read more

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Robert Whittaker says third Israel Adesanya fight will ‘definitely’ happen, clarifies ‘most dangerous man’ comment

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Robert Whittaker isn’t done chasing Israel Adesanya.
“The Reaper” lost in a middleweight championship rematch to Adesanya at UFC 271 this …read more

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Israel Adesanya releases video of his reaction-time training

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya released footage of him doing speed and reaction drills after a City Kickboxing sparring session. “The Last Stylebender” is training for his upcoming bout …read more

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‘He Literally Just Ran Away’

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Yoel Romero and Israel Adesanya are probably just going to have to agree to disagree on who’s to blame for …read more

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Yoel Romero responds to ‘pampered’ Israel Adesanya over recent comments: ‘How many fights does Izzy have that are boring?’

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UFC 248’s main event continues to live on in infamy.
This past month, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya dubbed his tepid …read more

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Israel Adesanya releases unofficial UFC 281 trailer

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his title on the line in the UFC 281 main event at Madison Square Garden against Alex Pereira on Nov. 12.

The anticipated showdown will be …read more

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Israel Adesanya releases unofficial UFC 281 promo video

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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is doing the promotion’s job for them with a promotional video for UFC 281.
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Posted on September 19, 2022, 6:46 pm By
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‘I hate that fight’ — Whittaker admits Adesanya ‘a terrible matchup’

Robert Whittaker is the former UFC middleweight champion. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Robert Whittaker admits Israel Adesanya might have his number. Former UFC …read more

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Videographer For ‘Stylebender’ Doc Talks Adesanya’s Star Power

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya is going to be the subject of a documentary. One of the biggest stars in the UFC today is Israel Adesanya. He has been dominating …read more

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Video: UFC middleweight contender Alex Pereira shows off impressive archery skills

UFC middleweight contender Alex Pereira, a descendant of indigenous people in Brazil, showed off some impressive archery skills on his social media.
Pereira, who prepares to challenge Israel Adesanya for the …read more

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Reaper Agrees! Adesanya ‘Terrible Matchup’ For Whittaker

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Robert Whittaker is fully aware of how tough it is to fight Israel Adesanya.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight …read more

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UFC title fight or not, Darren Till wants Israel Adesanya: 'He respects my striking massively'

Darren Till thinks it’s inevitable that he’ll eventually fight Israel Adesanya.
Till (18-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC), a former title challenger at welterweight, has struggled to get his feet wet since moving …read more

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Archives: Costa Releases Mock Video Adesanya Fight (2020)

On this day two years ago, Paulo Costa had a little fun ahead of his UFC middleweight title bout against Israel Adesanya. At UFC 253, Israel Adesanya was able to …read more

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Israel Adesanya shares bold prediction for Saturday’s UFC 279 main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz

Israel Adesanya has shared a bold prediction for Saturday’s UFC 279 main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz. It will be fan favorite Nate Diaz (21-13 MMA) entering the …read more

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Israel Adesanya claims there’s only one thing that his UFC 281 opponent Alex Pereira is really good at: “Completely honest, threat meter six”

Israel Adesanya is claiming there’s only on thing that his UFC 281 opponent Alex Pereira is really good at. Yes, UFC 281 will see Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA) vs Alex …read more

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Israel Adesanya picks Nate Diaz in UFC 279 main event

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya breaks down the UFC 279: Chimaev vs Diaz main card bouts and rates the pay-per-view fight card.

UFC 279 takes place on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena …read more

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Israel Adesanya claims Alex Pereira only a six on the ‘threat meter’

Israel Adesanya is the reigning UFC middleweight champion. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

“There’s one thing he’s really good at. It’s that left hook …read more

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Robert Whittaker defends UFC champ Israel Adesanya's recent performances: 'Winning is all that matters'

PARIS – Many have criticized UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for his recent performances – but Robert Whittaker won’t.
Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) has gone the distance in his past …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Robert Whittaker needs change at top, doesn't have style to beat Israel Adesanya

Daniel Cormier doesn’t see Robert Whittaker reclaiming the UFC middleweight title as long as Israel Adesanya is champion.
Outside of two losses to Adesanya, Whittaker (24-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) hasn’t lost …read more

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Robert Whittaker downplays criticism of Israel Adesanya’s recent fights: “I’m pretty sure he’s paid to win”

Robert Whittaker doesn’t believe criticism leveled at UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is fair. ‘The Reaper’ is fresh off his fight over Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris last Saturday. Whittaker …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts to Robert Whittaker beating 'jittery and spazzed out' Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya wasn’t too surprised with Robert Whittaker’s win over Marvin Vettori.
Whittaker (24-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) put on a fantastic performance against former title challenger Vettori (18-5-1 MMA, …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev OK with Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman trilogy next, could pivot to Israel Adesanya

For Khamzat Chimaev, a win over Nate Diaz could lead to a UFC title shot – at welterweight or middleweight.
Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) meets Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) in Saturday’s …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts to UFC Paris main and co-main events | Video

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya reacts to the main and co-main events of UFC Paris.

UFC Paris took place at Accor Arena and was headlined by a heavyweight …read more

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Alex Pereira shares footage of his son mocking Israel Adesanya following brutal KO: “I told them before not to let him in the ring”

Alex Pereira has some next-level trolling hurled Israel Adesanya‘s way. Pereira will be challenging Adesanya for the UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 281 on November 12. The title fight will …read more

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UFC Fight Night 209 results: Robert Whittaker picks apart Marvin Vettori, declares himself 'most dangerous' in division

PARIS – Outside of champion Israel Adesanya, no one at middleweight has been able to beat Robert Whittaker – a fact that still remains true Saturday at UFC Fight Night …read more

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Robert Whittaker can't see Israel Adesanya wrestling Alex Pereira, expects 'kickboxing fight with small gloves'

PARIS – Robert Whittaker expects a pure standup battle in the upcoming UFC middleweight title fight.
The former champion is confident Israel Adesanya’s title defense against kickboxing rival Alex Pereira will …read more

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Vettori Predicts Adesanya’s Champion Days End On Nov. 12

Middleweight contender Marvin Vettori has stated he believes Alex Pereria will leave UFC 281 as middleweight champion of the world, not current divisional king Israel Adesanya. Talking to InsideFighting, Vettori …read more

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Israel Adesanya gives his predictions for UFC Paris main and co-main events

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya gave his predictions on the two fights at the top of the UFC Paris fight card in a video posted to his YouTube channel on Friday …read more

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Marvin Vettori hopes Israel Adesanya ‘goes out on another oxygen mask” against Alex Pereira

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UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori spoke to reporters about his UFC Paris fight with ex-champ Robert Whittaker, his place in the middleweight division, a third …read more

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Marvin Vettori hopes Israel Adesanya leaves UFC 281 fight against Alex Pereira “in another oxygen mask”

Marvin Vettori hopes that Alex Pereira can knockout Israel Adesanya again in a violent fashion. In kickboxing, Pereira scored a KO win over Adesanya that saw the doctors use an …read more

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Vettori Wants Adesanya To Get KTFO (Again)

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Marvin Vettori? Bitter?
Maybe … or maybe he just wants reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya — who registered two wins over …read more

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Marvin Vettori hopes Israel Adesanya leaves in another oxygen mask against Alex Pereira at UFC 281

PARIS – It’s safe to say Marvin Vettori still has plenty of ill will toward Israel Adesanya.
Vettori (18-4-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) dropped two decisions to middleweight champion Adesanya, including one …read more

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Photo | Alex Pereira is looking huge ahead of UFC 281 title fight with Israel Adesanya

In a recently released shot, Alex Pereira appears to be bigger than ever heading into his UFC 281 fight against Israel Adesanya. Despite being just 3-0 since joining the Ultimate …read more

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Alex Pereira towers over Dominick Reyes in photo, Jon Jones warns ‘not to show too much’

According to his Instagram, UFC middleweight title challenger Alex Pereira is 226.2 pounds with 9.8 percent body fat three months out from his UFC 281 headliner with Israel Adesanya.
Those numbers, …read more

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Israel Adesanya explains why he’s not excited for Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris: “I know who’s going to win”

Israel Adesanya doesn’t think Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori is as good of a matchup as many think. Whittaker and Vettori are set to meet in the co-main event of …read more

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Marvin Vettori says Israel Adesanya’s time as champ “is over” ahead of Alex Pereira fight: “He talks the talk but never walks the walk”

Marvin Vettori believes Israel Adesanya’s time as the UFC middleweight champion is nearly over. Adesanya is set to defend his title against Alex Pereira at UFC 281 in a highly-anticipated …read more

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UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira fight card

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Check out the fights for UFC 281 on November 12th. On the 29th anniversary …read more

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Adesanya says Romero fight was career low point

Yoel Romero taunts Israel Adesanya during their UFC 248 title fight. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Israel Adesanya may have lost his first MMA …read more

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Israel Adesanya reflects on Yoel Romero fight as the lowest point of his career: “That was the worst for me”

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya views his fight with Yoel Romero as the lowest moment of his career. ‘The Last Stylebender’ met ‘Soldier of God’ in the main event of …read more

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Israel Adesanya reveals the lowest point of his MMA career, and it wasn’t his lone loss

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (23-1) remains unbeaten in the 185-pound division, and only has one loss on his professional record.

The lone blemish on his professional MMA resume …read more

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Manager: 'Door's open' for UFC champ Israel Adesanya to return to 205 and 'even heavyweight'

SALT LAKE CITY – Israel Adesanya is focused on surpassing Anderson Silva as the greatest middleweight in MMA history, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the UFC …read more

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VIDEO: Watch Israel Adesanya react to Leon Edwards' 'bittersweet' knockout of Kamaru Usman

Leon Edwards’ knockout of Kamaru Usman left Israel Adesanya with mixed emotions.
Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) dethroned welterweight champion Usman (20-2 MMA, 15-1 UFC) with a last-minute head-kick knockout this past Saturday …read more

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Coach: Jon Jones would love to face Israel Adesanya and ‘bust him up worse than he did Brandon Vera’

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Jon Jones is focused on heavyweight for now, but his coach is sure he’d …read more

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Luke Rockhold: Alex Pereira 'sucks on the ground,' Israel Adesanya has to fight MMA to beat him

If Israel Adesanya can fight level-headed, Luke Rockhold is picking him to beat Alex Pereira.
Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) defends his middleweight title against Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in …read more

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Israel Adesanya advises Luke Rockhold to 'start wrestling straight away' against Paulo Costa at UFC 278

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya thinks Luke Rockhold needs to mix things up from the get-go against Paulo Costa.
Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) meets Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in …read more

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Jake Paul explains why Israel Adesanya is the lone UFC fighter he wouldn’t accept a boxing match with

Jake Paul is explaining why Israel Adesanya is the lone UFC fighter that he wouldn’t accept a boxing match with. Paul, 25, already holds knockout wins over former MMA champions …read more

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Bo Nickal On Fighting Israel Adesanya: “I Feel Confident In That Matchup”

Bo Nickal feels that he stands a good chance against middleweight champ Israel Adesanya if they fought today. Nickal, a former NCAA wrestling national champion, has been hailed as one …read more

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Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will make his next 185-pound title defense against former kickboxing rival Alex Pereira, who remains the only fighter …read more

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Israel Adesanya breaks down UFC 278 co-main event between Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya gave his breakdown of the UFC 278 co-main event between former titleholder Luke Rockhold and Paulo Costa.

Rockhold (16-5) hasn’t fought since July 2019, losing his light …read more

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Bo Nickal ‘confident’ he could beat Israel Adesanya or any top 10 UFC middleweight right now

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Bo Nickal only has two professional fights on his record, but he already believes he’s ready to beat the best …read more

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Israel Adesanya gives prediction for Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 278

Israel Adesanya will be paying attention to Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 278. Adesanya is currently set to defend his middleweight title at UFC 281 against Alex Pereira. …read more

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Alex Pereira says Israel Adesanya “won’t make it” five rounds at UFC 281: “If he’s within my reach I will hurt him”

Alex Pereira has the utmost confidence in his ability to dethrone Israel Adesanya. The UFC 281 title bout between Adesanya and Pereira feels like destiny. Pereira holds two victories over …read more

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Video: What will happen when Israel Adesanya fights nemesis Alex Pereira at UFC 281?

We got the news this past week that Israel Adesanya has his next title defense lined up – and it’ll be against what might best be described as his arch …read more

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Alex Pereira says Israel Adesanya ‘won’t make it’ five rounds at UFC 281

Alex Pereira will challenge Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title at UFC 281. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Alex Pereira predicts a stoppage victory …read more

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Bruno Silva sees Alex Pereira as the favorite over 'boring' Israel Adesanya

SAN DIEGO – Bruno Silva thinks oddsmakers have it wrong for the middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
Middleweight champion Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) currently is a …read more

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Can he do it?! Alex Pereira has three months to cut 47 pounds

Alex Pereira will take on Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title at UFC 281. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Alex Pereira currently weighs a …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains why Alex Pereira defeating Israel Adesanya for a third time would be a “disaster” for the UFC

Chael Sonnen is explaining why Alex Pereira defeating Israel Adesanya for a third time would be a ‘disaster’ for the UFC. It will be Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA) vs Alex …read more

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Sonnen: Pereira Beating Adesanya Would Be A “Disaster” For UFC

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen believes that the promotion has a lot to lose in the UFC 281 main event between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. After extending his middleweight …read more

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Henry Cejudo explains why he thinks Alex Pereira KO’s Israel Adesanya at UFC 281: “There are a couple of things that Israel does wrong”

Henry Cejudo not only thinks we will hear ‘And New’ at UFC 281, but believes Alex Pereira will become the new middleweight champ by knocking out Israel Adesanya. Adesanya and …read more

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Henry Cejudo says Alex Pereira 'more diverse' than Israel Adesanya, expects knockout at UFC 281

Henry Cejudo thinks Alex Pereira is the man to end Israel Adesanya’s middleweight championship reign.
Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) puts his title on the line against former kickboxing foe Pereira …read more

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