Israel Adesanya is set to defend his middleweight title against old rival Alex Pereira this weekend at UFC 281.
The fight has been in the pipeline for a long time, with plenty of history between the two combatants from before their UFC days.
As a kick-boxer, Adesanya lost twice to Pereira, one of them coming by brutal knockout.
Pereira joined the UFC last year, picking up three wins since – and is now ready to fight Adesanya for a third time.
Elsewhere on the Madison Square Garden card, Dustin Poirier takes on Michael Chandler in a huge lightweight clash.
Both men will see a win as the perfect opportunity to thrust themselves into a No 1 contender spot.
Date and Venue
Israel Adesanya will defend his belt against Alex Pereira inside Madison Square Garden in New York and will take place on Sunday, November 12 WAT.
What time is Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in Nigeria?
Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira should make their way to the ring around 5:25 AM WAT.
What time is Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in UK?
The preliminary card will start at 11pm for those in the UK, with t he main card beginning at 1am on Sunday morning
What time is Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in US?
Adesanya vs Pereira Early Prelims kickoff Saturday, November 12 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT in the United States
How to watch Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in Nigeria?
If you are in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa or some parts in Africa, you can watch the match live on SuperSport Action, and SuperSport Variety 3 (DStv channel 201, 210 & 208)
How to watch Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in UK?
UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira will be broadcast exclusively live on BT Sport 2. BT customers can watch the event as part of their standard subscription at no extra cost. It will also live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app, so is available via mobile, laptop or tablet devices.
How to watch Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in US?
The live streaming of Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira will be available on ESPN+ in the US.
How to stream Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira for free?
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UFC 281 full card
- Israel Adesanya (c) vs Alex Pereira – for UFC Middleweight Championship
- Carla Esparza (c) vs Zhang Weili – for UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
- 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
Early preliminary card
- Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Silvana Gomez Juarez
- Michael Trizano vs Choi Seung-woo
- Julio Arce vs Montel Jackson
- Carlos Ulberg vs Nicolae Negumereanu
Conor McGregor confirms interest in buying Liverpool
UFC star Conor McGregor appears to have thrown his name in the hat to buy Liverpool, claiming he has ‘requested information’ following confirmation from current owners FSG that they ‘would consider new shareholders’.
The revelation about Liverpool’s future comes after an initial report from The Athletic suggesting that FSG is ‘inviting offers’ after creating a ‘full sales presentation for interested parties’.
Despite previously confirming he is a Manchester United fan, McGregor responded to a question from a fan on social media asking if he would buy Liverpool by saying, “I WOULD LOVE IT!”
“I requested my information on this, yes. Soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club!” the 34-year-old Irishman, who hasn’t fought since UFC 264 in July 2021, added.
McGregor has often been linked with buying a football club in the past and reiterated his desire to do so in March when he confirmed in interest in exploring potential deals for Manchester United, Chelsea or Celtic and insisting that club ownership is part of his future.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, commonly referred to as Britain’s richest man as chief of the INEOS chemicals firm, has ruled himself out of buying Liverpool, or indeed any other Premier League side.
Ratcliffe, a Manchester United fan, had confirmed during the summer his interest in buying the Red Devils from the unpopular Glazer family. He had also failed with a bid to buy Chelsea in May after his offer was submitted way after the deadline for consideration.
But a spokesperson this week ruled out pursuing a deal for any Premier League side, preferring instead to completely focus on developing existing club OGC Nice, purchased in 2019 for €100m.
The summer offer for Chelsea exceeded £4bn and any similar approach for either Manchester United or Liverpool would likely require a similar outlay or more.
“Our position has developed since the summer and we are now focusing our efforts in Nice and raising our ambitions for the club to make them into a top tier club in France to compete with PSG,” a statement from Ratcliffe’s camp confirmed.
“This would represent much better value for our investment than buying one of the top tier Premier League clubs.”
BREAKING: Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua by split decision in Saudi rematch
Oleksandr Usyk retains his WBO, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles and it was a lot closer than we imagined, according to the judges…
Joshua showed that he had made some real adjustments since their September 2021 clash, fighting in a lower stance and not falling into Usyk’s traps in the opening rounds. That made it difficult for Usyk to truly get rolling early as he maintained his constant lateral movement, but without the same offensive openings presenting themselves as they had in the first meeting.
Usyk began to switch up his gameplan beginning in Round 4 as he began to figure out the approach Joshua was taking.
Rather than allow Joshua to lead the fight and apply pressure, Usyk began to circle more and fire off combinations with the intention to touch Joshua more than hurt him with any one shot.
In response to Usyk’s adjustment, Joshua began to fall into the same traps as the first meeting, chasing Usyk and missing wildly at times.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder react to AJ’s defeat
Tyson Fury said: “That was s****. That was one of the worst heavyweight world title fights I’ve ever seen. They’re both s****. I would annihilate both of them on the same night. Get your chequebook out because I the Gypsy King is here to stay forever!”
Deontay Wilder posted on Twitter: “They tried to lock me in for insurance because they knew he wasn’t going to Win. This is strictly a business, Not a sport there’s a difference.”
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