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Latest UFC 281 fight card, PPV lineup for ‘Adesanya vs. Pereira’ on Nov. 12 in New York

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will make his next 185-pound title defense against former kickboxing rival Alex Pereira, who remains the only fighter to ever knock out “The Last Stylebender.” Their five-round middleweight main event tops the UFC 281 PPV card at MSG in New York, which will also feature the lightweight banger between bitter rivals Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler. Wall-to-wall action in “The Empire State!”


Event: UFC 281: “Adesanya vs. Pereira”
Date: Sat., Nov. 12, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPNEWS, ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET Prelims | 10 p.m. ET Main Card)

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TWO TITLES UP FOR GRABS! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sat., Nov. 11, 2023, with a re-worked pay-per-view (PPV) main card. In the ESPN+-streamed main event, former 205-pound roost-ruler, Jiri Prochazka, will lock horns with ex-Middleweight kingpin, Alex Pereira, for the promotion’s vacant Light Heavyweight title. In UFC 295’s co-main event, top-ranked Heavyweight contenders, Sergei Pavlovich (No. 2) and Tom Aspinall (No. 4), will collide for the interim strap after division champion, Jon Jones, was injured with a torn pectoral muscle and forced to withdraw (video).

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UFC 281 Main Event On ESPN+ PPV:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira

UFC 281 Main Card On ESPN+ PPV:

115 lbs.: UFC Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
135 lbs.: Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez
155 lbs.: Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles

UFC 281 Prelims Card On ESPNEWS/ESPN+:

155 lbs.: Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano
205 lbs.: Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
125 lbs.: Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
185 lbs.: Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman

UFC 281 Early ‘Prelims’ Card On Fight Pass/ESPN+:

155 lbs.: Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
115 lbs.: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez
145 lbs.: Michael Trizano vs. Seungwoo Choi
135 lbs.: Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson
205 lbs.: Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu

*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change.*

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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