Nov 12 2022

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Event
5 rounds @ Middleweight
KO 5
KO 5

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship
Co-Main Event
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5 rounds @ Women’s Strawweight
Main Card
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3 rounds @ Lightweight
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3 rounds @ Bantamweight
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KO 2
Claudio Puelles
3 rounds @ Lightweight

UFC 281 Report

When Was UFC 281?

UFC 281 took place on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York in the United States.

Who won the main event at UFC 281?

Alex Pereira beat Israel Adesanya by knockout in the 5th round during the main event of UFC 281.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Middleweight championship.

What were the results at UFC 281?

At UFC 281 in the co-main event, Carla Esparza was defeated by Weili Zhang by submission in their Women’s Strawweight contest.

On the main card, Dustin Poirier beat Michael Chandler with a submission in a Lightweight bout, Frankie Edgar was overcome by Chris Gutierrez with a KO at Bantamweight, and Dan Hooker was victorious over Claudio Puelles by knockout in their Lightweight contest.

On the prelim card, Renato Moicano beat Brad Riddell with a submission in a Lightweight bout, Dominick Reyes was overcome by Ryan Spann with a KO at Light Heavyweight, Erin Blanchfield was victorious over Molly McCann with a submission in their Women’s Flyweight contest, and Andre Petroski beat Wellington Turman by decision in a Middleweight fight.

Additionally, Ottman Azaitar was overcome by Matt Frevola by knockout in a Lightweight bout, Karolina Kowalkiewicz was victorious over Silvana Gomez Juarez by decision at Women’s Strawweight, Mike Trizano beat Seung Woo Choi by knockout in their Featherweight contest, and Julio Arce was overcome by Montel Jackson by decision in a Bantamweight fight.

Rounding off the prelim portion of the card, Carlos Ulberg was victorious over Nick Negumereanu by knockout in a Light Heavyweight bout.

UFC 281 Results.

These are the fight results from the main card of UFC 281:

Main Event
  • Alex Pereira def. Israel Adesanya, KO, Round 5 (Middleweight - 5 Rounds)

Co Main Event
  • Weili Zhang def. Carla Esparza, Sub, Round 2 (Women’s Strawweight - 5 Rounds)

Main Card
  • Dustin Poirier def. Michael Chandler, Sub, Round 3 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Chris Gutierrez def. Frankie Edgar, KO, Round 1 (Bantamweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Dan Hooker def. Claudio Puelles, KO, Round 2 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)

  • Renato Moicano def. Brad Riddell, Sub, Round 1 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Ryan Spann def. Dominick Reyes, KO, Round 1 (Light Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Erin Blanchfield def. Molly McCann, Sub, Round 1 (Women’s Flyweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Andre Petroski def. Wellington Turman, Unanimous Decision (Middleweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Matt Frevola def. Ottman Azaitar, KO, Round 1 (Lightweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Silvana Gomez Juarez, Unanimous Decision (Women’s Strawweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Mike Trizano def. Seung Woo Choi, KO, Round 1 (Featherweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Montel Jackson def. Julio Arce, Unanimous Decision (Bantamweight - 3 Rounds)
  • Carlos Ulberg def. Nick Negumereanu, KO, Round 1 (Light Heavyweight - 3 Rounds)

Who broadcasted UFC 281?

In the US, the ESPN Pay Per View show was expected to begin at 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST. In the UK, the BT Sport 2 broadcast of the card was expected to start at 3:00 AM (GMT).

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