Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya wants his revenge.
The means to that end is defeating longtime kickboxing nemesis Alex Pereira and recapturing the 185-pound crown in the UFC 287 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, scheduled for TONIGHT (Sat., April 8, 2023) at Miami-Dade Arena, in Miami, Florida.
Adesanya (23-2) was bested by Pereira (7-1) on the kickboxing circuit — twice — before falling to the Brazilian at UFC 281 last November. “The Last Stylebender” fans were quick to denounce the stoppage and claimed referee incompetence helped “Poatan” capture the crown.
We’ll find out in just a few hours.
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