Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya Middleweight Title Rematch Booked For UFC 287

Israel Adesanya of New Zealand lost his UFC Middleweight Title in the main event of UFC 281 by TKO to his old rival Alex Pereira in the fifth round.

After losing the title and appearing on the MMA Hour show, The Last Styleblender expressed his desire to fight the Brazilian again to pay off his past debts and the Nigerian-born fighter also cited that he was also after the rematch would fight twice.

“I’ll watch the fight again. I haven’t seen the fight again, but I don’t think I’ll fixate on it because it’s not one of those things that say, ‘Oh damn it!’ I will fight him again. I’ll probably fight him two more times.”

Pereira also had the same desire to defeat Adesanya again,

“I’m going to fight him, that’s no problem. If it’s two boys. Adesanya and any other guy, I would choose Adesanya if I’m honest. I don’t pick another guy just to not give Adesanya a chance. If he really wants it, then he’s next.”

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And now the official announcement of this duo has surfaced as UFC President Dana White announced that Adesanya and Pereira will face off in the main event of UFC 287.

UFC 287 will take place in Miami on April 8, 2023, but the venue has not yet been announced.

Announced lineups of UFC 287

medium weight title fight:

Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya

Welterweight Fight:

Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal

Welterweight Fight:

Kevin Holland against Santiago Ponzinibbio

Bantamweight fight:

Raul Rosas Jr. against Christian Rodriguez

Bantamweight fight:

Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez

Middleweight Fight:

Gerald Meerschaert versus Joe Pyfer

Featherweight Fight:

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Steve Garcia

Light fight:

Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Nikolas Motta

Middleweight Fight:

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis

Women’s strawweight bout:

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez

Women’s strawweight bout:

Michelle Waterson vs. Luana Pinheiro Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya Middleweight Title Rematch Booked For UFC 287

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