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THE NEW YORK At UFC 281, which takes place inside Madison Square Garden, on Saturday, Israel Adesanya will face off against a familiar foe in Alex Pereira in an attempt to make his sixth defence of the middleweight title.
Although Pereira (6-1) has competed in more than three times as many MMA fights as Adesanya (23-1), the UFC rushed this matchup owing to their shared history. In professional kickboxing, Pereira has defeated Adesanya twice, most recently by brutal knockout in 2017.
It makes for an excellent storyline for Adesanya’s most recent title defence and should rule out a highly technical contest. Two of Pereira’s three UFC opponents were dispatched by knockout.
Despite being a strong underdog against previous champion Zhang Weili (22-3) in the co-main event, Carla Esparza (19-6) has a history of succeeding in the role of the underdog. Additionally, lightweight contenders Michael Chandler (23-7) and Dustin Poirier (28-7) face off.
Fight is now in process.
Lightweight fight between Dustin Poirier (28-7 1 NC, 20-6 1 NC UFC, -230) and Michael Chandler (23-7, 2-2 UFC, +190).
UFC 281 outcomes
Frankie Edgar (23-11-1, 18-11-1 UFC) was defeated by Chris Gutierrez (19-3-2, 7-1-1 UFC) at bantamweight by knockout. (View this match on ESPN+)
The standout performance in Edgar’s final match would come from Gutierrez. When Gutierrez viciously kneed Edgar early in the first round, the bout was done. MSG has more to say shortly.
Dan Hooker (22-12, 12-8 UFC) defeats Claudio Puelles (13-3, 5-2 UFC) at lightweight via TKO.
In order to achieve a TKO stoppage at 4:06 of the second round, Dan Hooker essentially destroyed Claudio Puelles’ will to continue fighting. After unsuccessful takedown attempts, Puelles repeatedly collapsed on his back and took a while to get back up as Hooker stepped back.
Eventually, referee Keith Peterson thankfully called it off after Puelles fell to the ground following a front body kick. It couldn’t have come at a better time for Hooker, who had just suffered back-to-back defeats in which he was knocked out in the first round. It was his first knockout since July 2019.
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He demanded a match in UFC 284 on February 11 in Perth, Australia right after the fight. Hooker is a fighter from New Zealand. Hooker announced, “Perth, I’m coming for you.” Any male
Ryan Spann (21-7, 7-2 UFC) defeated Dominick Reyes (12-4, 6-4 UFC) at light heavyweight by knockout.
Sometimes, Spann has a tendency to make things seem overly intriguing. He has the ability to get opponents into the fray by fighting at their level. No, not now.
Reyes was knocked out at 1:20 in the first round after being caught by Spann with a left hand in what was undoubtedly the strongest performance of his career. Spann’s response was nearly perplexing when asked by Joe Rogan in his postfight interview what made this outing so great.
“I worked out,” Spann said. “I actually worked out. I’ve never previously practised for combat.”
Reyes entered the match as the No. 9 light heavyweight in the world according to ESPN. Spann had no ranking.
Spann actually tripped Reyes during the opening exchange before scoring a huge 1-2 combination after that.
Reyes was knocked out immediately by Spann’s left, which was a frightening display of power as Reyes moved in to throw. Spann had previously stated that his next opponent would be a top-five fighter.
The 31-year-old Spann has won three of his last four games. The former LFA light heavyweight champion from Texas may only be now beginning to establish himself as one of the best in the world at 205 pounds. Spann failed to make weight on Friday, weighing in 0.6 pounds above the light heavyweight non-title limit at 206.6 pounds.
Reyes, a 32-year-old native of California who participated in this training camp in Connecticut with Glover Teixeira and Alex Pereira, has won his previous four fights in a row, including the last three by knockout.
Erin Blanchfield (10-1, 4-0 UFC) defeats Molly McCann (13-5, 6-4 UFC) at women’s flyweight through submission.
Even Molly “Meatball” McCann’s enchanted 2022 couldn’t stop Erin Blanchfield from becoming a rising star.
McCann was completely destroyed by Blanchfield, 23, in the opening frame of their critical flyweight match. McCann was easily taken down by Blanchfield in the opening round, and at 3:37 she was finally made to submit to an armbar.
McCann bravely attempted to get out of each terrible situation, but he was completely outmatched on the floor. One of the wrestlers in the division who is most feared is Blanchfield. After putting McCann down, she soon trapped her in a crucifix and tallied up 93 total strikes.
Wellington Thurman (18-6, 3-4 UFC) was defeated by Andre Petroski (9-2, 4-0 UFC) in the middleweight division.
Early on, Petroski almost always put everything he had into his punches, but his unrelenting grappling and excellent control turned out to be his biggest asset.
In the first two rounds, Petroski successfully executed two takedowns, and for the majority of the third round, Thurman was on the defensive on the ground. The man, however, expected more from his performance.
He declared, “I am aware of my abilities. I’m not happy because I know I can produce lovely finishes.
Even though Petraski is from Philadelphia, whose sports teams are typically despised by New York fans, and Thurman, while from Brazil, lives and trains less than 70 miles away in Danbury, Connecticut, the crowd repeatedly chanted, “USA! USA!” Petraski is from Philadelphia, whose sports teams are generally despised by New York fans. I suppose.
Petroski was awarded all three rounds by two judges, and the third judge handed him a 29-28 victory.
Since suffering his sole professional setback, Petroski, 31, has won four straight fights. Thurman, 26, lost his second consecutive victory.