Come watch UFC Fight 281 on November 12th LIVE at 6pm, $8 cover.
Match details: A UFC Middleweight Championship bout between current champion Israel Adesanya and former Glory Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Alex Pereira is expected to headline the event. The pairing previously met twice in kickboxing matchups. The first in April 2016 which Pereira won by unanimous decision. Their second meeting took place at Glory of Heroes 7 in March 2017 which Pereira won by third round knockout. A UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between current two-time champion Carla Esparza and former champion Zhang Weili is expected to take place at the event. A lightweight bout between Matt Frevola and returning veteran Ottman Azaitar has been rescheduled for this event. The pairing was previously scheduled to meet in January 2021 at UFC 257, but Azaitar was pulled from the bout and had his contract briefly terminated after it was determined that he had violated COVID-19 health and safety protocols, as he attempted to help others enter the UFC’s designated safety zone during fight week.