Nov 12 2022
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

UFC 281
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-1-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

6-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
35
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 5UD 5KO 2
Form
KO 1UD 3KO 2KO 1
23
Wins
6
15
By KO
5
65
KO%
83
0
By Sub
0
0
SUB%
0
1
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2015
24
Bouts
7
64
Rounds
13
4 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
53 minutes, 52 seconds

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
4

Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira preview

When is Adesanya vs Pereira?

Israel Adesanya is set to face Alex Pereira, as the main event of UFC 281, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest is for the UFC middleweight championship.

Adesanya vs Pereira stats

Israel Adesanya steps into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alex Pereira will make his way to the ring with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Pereira has advantage in power over Adesanya, with a 83% knock out percentage over Adesanya's 65%.

Israel Adesanya is the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Adesanya is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 51 more professional rounds, 64 to Pereira's 13.

Adesanya vs Pereira form

Adesanya has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he had beat Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Pereira's last 4 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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