UFC 281 video: Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira share a final intense staredown ahead of title fight

NEW YORK – Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira had their final pre-fight meeting at Friday’s ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of their UFC 281 main event title fight.

Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) will put his middleweight title on the line Saturday against Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a rematch – but it will be the first time the two will meet in MMA. Pereira holds two kickboxing wins over Adesanya, including a knockout.

Watch the video below to see the UFC 281 ceremonial weigh-in faceoff between Adesanya and Pereira.

UFC 281 takes place Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 281.

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