WATCH UFC 281: Alex Pereira Knocks Adesanya To Become Undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion.. Alex Pereira is the new middleweight champion after he beat his long-time opponent Israel Adesanya with a stunning fifth-round knockout.
It was Pereira’s fourth time at the UFC. When it appeared that Pereira was facing an unbeatable loss, he decided to take on Adesanya in complete confidence, in the knowledge that Adesanya was miles ahead of him in terms of points.
A left hook sent Adesanya into a trance, which signaled the end’s beginning. Afterward, Pereira could unload a barrage of punches in a continuous stream.
Adesanya fell to the floor for a brief moment. Still, he managed to get back on his feet, only for Pereira to continue to pound out punches until the referee Marc Goddard saw enough to help the Nigerian fighter before causing further injury.
“I feel so blessed,” Pereira said about his victory. “I worked so hard for this. Sorry to everybody that I had to post some stuff, I had to do a little bit of trash talk this time. But I had to get in his head to get this fight.”
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PEREIRA DOES THE UNTHINKABLE!! 😱
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