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Video: Alex Pereira celebrates Israel Adesanya victory with giant UFC title tattoo

To the victor belong the spoils.

Newly-crowned middleweight champion Alex Pereira celebrated his victory over longtime rival Israel Adesanya with a giant tattoo of the 185-pound strap, inked on the underside of his arm just a few days removed from the UFC 281 pay-per-view (PPV) event in New York.

“That’s like getting your girlfriend’s name as a tattoo and then she soon becomes your ex girlfriend,” a smart aleck commenter replied.

It’s kind of amazing how hard people are working to discredit Pereira’s victory, almost like it’s Yan-Sterling 1. You have one side crying about a premature stoppage and the other side insisting a halfway decent wrestler would send “Poatan” back to the “Fight Night” Prelims.

Adesanya is a great fighter but he lost, get over it.

The promotion is likely to rubber stamp an immediate rematch for some point in early-to-mid 2023, depending on the recovery timeline for each fighter. Both Pereira and Adesanya were suspended indefinitely pending medical clearing from their respective physicians.

For more results and coverage of the UFC 281 PPV event click here.

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