The Nigerian-New Zealander Middleweight star, Israel Adesanya is stepping inside the ring once again to defend his championship title against the former Brazilian kickboxer Alex Pereira. This coming Saturday, November 12, 2022, fans will see the staging of the exhilarating UFC 281 mixed martial arts event.
The upcoming UFC 281 event will feature a total of 14 fights. Among them, 5 will be featured under the main card, 4 under the prelim card, and an additional 5 under the early prelim card. The feature fight will be between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
While as kickboxers Adesanya and Pereira shared blows before, they have yet to face other in a professional mixed martial arts match. They previously met twice under the Glory of Heroes banner, with Pereira taking the win both times. Therefore, the upcoming match will be an exciting one for fans of both sides.
Israel Adesanya is the current UFC middleweight champion and former Glory Middleweight champion. He has a professional MMA record of 23 wins against one loss. After winning the middleweight title in 2019, he had 5 defense fights so far. Adesanya successfully won his title five times with four unanimous decisions and a TKO win. Most recently, he upset Jared Cannonier in a 5-round bout.
Alexsandro Pereira is a Brazilian middleweight fighter who was formerly Glory middleweight and light-heavyweight champion. He is currently ranked 4th in UFC’s middleweight division. Since 2020, he has been regularly having MMA bouts. This year, he faced Seaon Strickland and defeated him via KO. He also faced Bruno Silva and won the match via unanimous decision.
When will be UFC 281 held?
- Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
- Main Event: 01:00 p.m. ET
The upcoming UFC 281 event is scheduled to host this Saturday, November 12, 2022. The preliminary card fights will start at 08:00 p.m. ET. While the event begins at 10:00 p.m. ET, ring walks for the main card feature fight is set for 01:00 p.m. ET.
How to Watch UFC 281 on TV?
The next UFC 281 will only be available via pay-per-view digitally. As a result, no matches from the event will be broadcast on television.
How to Livestream the event?
- ESPN+: United States
- BT Sport Box Office: United Kingdom
On ESPN+ PPV in the United States and BT Sport Box Office in the United Kingdom, the fight will be live streamed. Fans can also purchase UFC Fight Pass to watch the event live on the UFC’s official streaming platform.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Madison Square Garden
- Location: New York, United States
The upcoming UFC 281 event will be held at the Madison Square Garden. The multi-purpose indoor arena is located in New York, United States.
UFC 281 Fight Cards:
The complete fight card list of upcoming UFC 281 is listed below:
- Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira
- Carla Esparza vs Zhang Weili
- Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler
- Frankie Edgar vs Chris Gutierrez
- Dan Hooker vs Claudio Puelles
- Brad Riddell vs Renato Moicano
- Dominick Reyes vs Ryan Spann
- Molly McCann vs Erin Blanchfield
- Andre Petroski vs Wellington Turman