Date: Saturday, November 12
Main card: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
Main event cagewalks (approx): 1 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. GMT
TV : U.S.: ESPN PPV UK: BT Sport
Place : The fight takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The main event of UFC 281 will feature a battle between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira for the vacant Middleweight Championship. It will be held at Madison Square in New York City.
Israel Adesanya will be making his sixth attempt to defend his title. On the other hand, Alex Pereira is getting a title shot due to his victories over Adesanya in the past.
Carla Esparza will be defending her title against Weili Zhang. She is on her second reign as the champion and is facing off against Zhang for the title.
A lightweight fire fight between former title challengers Michael “Chandler” and Dustin “Puff” Poirier is set for the main event. It could catapult the winner into a title shot in 2023. In the co-main event, former champion Frank Edgar will make his final appearance at bantamweight when he takes on Chris “The Mexican” Gutierrez. Also, on the card, lightweights Dan Hooker will face off against “Claudio” Puelles.
Israel Adesanya Rercord and Bio :
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Date of Birth: July 22, 1989
- Height: 6′ 4″
- Reach: 80″
- Total Fights: 24
- Record: 23-1-0
Alex Pereira Rercord and Bio :
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Date of Birth: July 7, 1987
- Height: 6′ 4″
- Reach: 79″
- Total Fights: 7
- Record: 6-1-0
Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira Fight Card :
- Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira for Adesanya’s UFC middleweight title
- Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili for Esparza’s UFC women’s strawweight title
- Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler; Lightweight
- Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez; Bantamweight
- Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles; Lightweight
- Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano; Lightweight
- Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann; Light heavyweight
- Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield; Women’s flyweight
- Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman; Middleweight
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar; Lightweight
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez; Women’s strawweight
- Michael Trizano vs. Choi Seung-woo; Featherweight
- Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson; Bantamweight
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu; Light heavyweight