Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight championship against the man who has beaten him twice, Alex Pereira, in the headliner of UFC 281 on Nov. 12.
The two faced off twice in kickboxing, both were highly competitive but both ended with Adesanya losing, once by vicious KO so bad he needed oxygen.
Pereira is coming off a vicious KO win over number 4 ranked- Sean Strickland. Afterwards he criticized Izzy’s performances as of late, saying he was point fighting. Alex promises to make him fight.