UFC 287: Adesanya Stuns Pereira, Reclaims UFC Middleweight Title

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UFC 287: Adesanya Stuns Pereira, Reclaims UFC Middleweight Title || Super Admin

Nigerian mixed martial artist Israel Adesanya recovered his middleweight title after a sensational 2nd round knockout triumph versus Brazilian Alex Pereira during UFC 287, at the Kaseya Centre in Miami, Florida.

Adesanya has currently avenged his only UFC loss at middleweight degree.

After a cagey opening framework that saw Pereira target Adesanya's lead leg with ruthless kicks, the fight burst right into life in the second, with both males touchdown head kicks very early and also Adesanya's crisp boxing starting to tell.

With the 2nd round unwinding, Adesanya was supported against the cage yet he unexpectedly released a big right-hand man as well as followed it up with another to knock Pereira out cold as well as repossess the belt he lost to the Brazilian in November.

Adesanya complied with Pereira down to the floor covering and also landed some more punches before referee Dan Mirgliotta waved the combat, returning the Nigerian-born New Zealander to the top of the middleweight stack, a weight class he has dominated for the last four years.

"I played possum a little bit ... check out me, I am here, he is below, that last one (strike) had every little thing. That last hammer fist was from the gods," Adesanya stated in a post-fight meeting in the cage.

The 33-year-old informed the followers in attendance that he wished they would have the chance to feel the exact same happiness that he was feeling because minute.

"If you remain down, you will never ever before obtain that willpower. Strengthen your mind and feel this level of happiness as you rise," said Adesanya, who had never beaten Pereira in MMA or kickboxing in three previous meetings.

In the co-main event, neighborhood preferred Jorge Masvidal announced his retirement in the cage after shedding a consentaneous choice to Brazil's Gilbert Burns.

STYLEBENDER GOT HIS BELT BACK 🏆

@Stylebender defeats Alex Pereira by KO to regain the middleweight title!

[ #UFC287 | B2YB @SweetSweat ]

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