“I’m going to slam this bitch”- Israel Adesanya sends a warning message to Alex Pereira ahead of UFC 281

UFC has booked a middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira as the headliner of UFC 281 at the iconic MSG, New York.

Israel Adesanya - Alex Pereira

‘The Last Stylebender’ Israel Adesanya is set to face his kickboxing rival, Alex Pereira on 12th November in MSG. After defeating the then-champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 in 2019, the Kiwi has torn through the 185 lbs division. He is still undefeated in the Middleweight division. He recently defended his title against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 last month.


After turning pro in MMA in 2012, The Last Stylebender has racked up a record of 23-1. His only loss in MMA is against former UFC Lightheavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. Izzy was attempting to capture the 205 lbs title in order to become the Double Champ. He is currently on a 3 fight win streak after that loss.

After capturing the Middleweight title, Izzy has defended it five times. He has wins over some of the biggest names in the 185 lbs division including Robert Whittaker, Marvin Vettori and Yoel Romero. The Kiwi also successfully handed Paulo Costa his first ever loss in MMA.


On the other hand, #5 Alex Pereira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. After a successful Kickboxing carrier, Poatan switched to MMA. He is a former Glory Kickboxing middleweight and light heavyweight champion. In his seven professional MMA fights, his record stands at 6-1. His only loss is against Quemuel Ottoni back in 2015, which was his first MMA bout.

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Israel Adesanya has lost twice to Alex Pereira in Kickboxing

Adesanya will defend his Middleweight title at UFC 281

Amid the rumours, UFC recently officially announced the fight between Adesanya and Pereira as the main event of UFC 281 on November 12, 2022. The card is going to take place in Madison Square Garden, New York. This fight was in great demand among fans as both the fighters have history.

Following the fight announcement, the champion sent a warning to the challenger. He also stated that this fight will mark the end of the rivalry. Adesanya in an interview with Sports Center discusses his fight with Poatan. Izzy also discusses his loss at the hands of the challenger in Kickboxing and his game plan to defeat Pereira. He also talked about the difference between fighting in MMA and Kickboxing.

Talking about the fight, the champion stated, “The universe has presented this to me, and it’s right there, it’s the perfect alley-oop and I’m gonna slam this bitch!” He further went on to add, “I’m excited to have someone finally who is going to attack me, who’s actually trying to finish me and this is the story of this fight.”

While Izzy is looking undefeatable, fans believe Poatan who has previously defeated Izzy twice in Kickboxing to be the one to dethrone the champ. It would be interesting to see how Izzy matches up with Poatan in MMA. Tell us your views on this matchup in the comments down below.

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