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Watch Israel Adesanya get destroyed in simulated fight against Alex Pereira | UFC 281

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is on the cover of the UFC 4 video game from EA Sports. Opponent Alex Pereira, however, is not a playable character in the embattled franchise. But that didn’t stop the Brazilian bruiser from creating a fighter in his likeness and letting the simulator run its course.

The verdict? Pereira by violent knockout.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca,” Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, featuring two highly-anticipated championship showdowns. In UFC 281’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will look to settle the score with former kickboxing foe and No. 5-seeded contender, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, intends to defend her newly-won title for the first time against former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Zhang Weili.

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“Even the video game knows,” Pereira wrote on Instagram.

No question “Poatan” is hoping life imitates art when he collides with Adesanya atop the UFC 281 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 12 in New York City, a five-round clash that will continue (and possibly conclude) their rivalry from the kickboxing circuit.

Pereira is up two-zip with one knockout.

“I think it’s gonna be a high pace,” Adesanya told The Allstar. “He’s not gonna be able to keep that high pace. In the first round, you’re gonna see him start to fold, he’s not gonna be able to keep that high pace. I know the kinda pace I can (bring). He’s not gonna last. If this fight has to go each round until someone falls, trust me, I know who’s gonna stand. I know who’s gonna be left standing.”

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 281 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard (on ESPNEWS/ESPN+) at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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