Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is inching closer to its UFC 287 pay-per-view (PPV) event, headlined by the middleweight championship rematch between newly-crowned 185-pound titleholder Alex Pereira and former division kingpin Israel Adesanya, who collide atop the “Sunshine State” fight card on ESPN+ this Sat. night (April 8, 2023) inside Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, Florida.
UFC 287 will also feature the welterweight co-main event between former 170-pound title challengers Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal. Only one of these veteran sluggers can remain in the division title hunt and they’ve only got three rounds to state their case. The winner could move on to face the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, who are expected to collide for the welterweight title at some point later this year.
Watch all four combatants share their pre-fight thoughts with the combat sports media in the embedded video above, which streams LIVE at 10 a.m. ET from Miami.
Here’s the complete UFC 287 media day lineup:
Alex Pereira – UFC middleweight champion
Israel Adesanya – No. 1 UFC middleweight
Gilbert Burns – No. 5 UFC welterweight
Jorge Masvidal – No. 11 UFC welterweight
Rob Font – No. 6 UFC bantamweight
Adrian Yanez – No. 12 UFC bantamweight
Kevin Holland – UFC welterweight
Santiago Ponzinibbio – UFC welterweight
Raul Rosas Jr. – UFC bantamweight
Christian Rodriguez – UFC bantamweight
Chris Curtis – No. 14 UFC middleweight
Kelvin Gastelum – No. 15 UFC middleweight
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 287 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 ESPN/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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