Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC 281 ceremonial weigh ins (video replay here), held in advance of the “Adesanya vs. Pereira” pay-per-view (PPV) fight card this Sat. night (Nov. 12, 2022) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. UFC 281 will be headlined by the middleweight title fight pitting reigning 185-pound kingpin Israel Adesanya against longtime kickboxing rival Alex Pereira, a five-round showdown that follows the women’s strawweight contest between current 115-pound champion Carla Esparza and former division titleholder Zhang Weili. Elsewhere on the card, lightweight gladiators Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler collide at 155 pounds.
Check out their staredown videos from the UFC 281 ceremonial weigh ins below:
Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira:
It doesn't get much bigger than this @Stylebender defends his title against @AlexPereiraUFC on the world's largest stage!— UFC (@ufc) November 11, 2022
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Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili:
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler:
Get official UFC 281 weigh-in results and video replay here.
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