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Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title against Alex Pereira in New York's MSG

BREAKING NEWS: Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title against Alex Pereira at the MSG in New York at UFC 281 in November

  • Israel Adesanya is 23-1 and undefeated at middleweight in his career
  • Adeseanya has a three-fight winning streak since losing a fight for the light heavyweight title
  • Adesanya has five successful middleweight title defenses and has held the undisputed title since October 2019
  • Pereira (6-1) recovers from first-round knockout of Sean Strickland at UFC 276

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Israel Adesanya has his next opponent as it has been announced that he will fight Alex Pereira to defend his UFC middleweight title.

The fight will be held on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be Adesanya’s second fight in ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’.

Adesanya is undefeated in his middleweight career, while Pereira knocked out Sean Strickland in the first round at UFC 276 last month.

Israel Adesanya is undefeated in his middleweight career and holds a 23-1 record overall

Israel Adesanya is undefeated in his middleweight career and holds a 23-1 record overall

Adesanya’s only UFC loss of his career came in March 2021 in a light heavyweight title fight against Jan Blanchowicz.

Pereira has defeated Adesanya in kickboxing twice, including one via knockout.

Adesanya has a 23-1 record while Pereira is 6-1.

Alex Pereira celebrates victory over Sean Strickland last month at UFC 276

Alex Pereira celebrates victory over Sean Strickland last month at UFC 276

Alex Pereira celebrates victory over Sean Strickland at UFC 276 last month

Since transitioning from kickboxing to MMA, Pereira has finished five out of six career fights.

The 35-year-old Brazilian has also set a 3-0 record in the UFC, winning Performance of the Night on two out of three occasions.

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