In Miami, Florida last month, Israel Adesanya finally broke his losing streak against the former two-weight kickboxing champion. He managed to gather himself in the second round and delivered a powerful knockout blow to Pereira, sending him to the ground.After their UFC 287 fight in Pereira, Adesanya disputed the idea that “numbers don’t lie” and argued that the significance of his knockout win outweighs the number of times the Brazilian had defeated him.It’s Quality over quantity over here.
3-1, you can keep that. Whatever helps you SLEEP at night…☃️🧝🏻♀️⛸️🥶 https://t.co/lfINTt6SeuAfter winning his first professional fight in combat sports against Pereira from Sao Paulo in April, Adesanya achieved a remarkable victory over the Brazilian in their championship rematch, knocking him out in the second round.Israel Adesanya, the reigning UFC middleweight champion, has justified his 1-3 losing record against former division champion Alex Pereira by stating that quality is more important than quantity. He made this statement after winning a fight at UFC 287, which ended his losing streak.
Israel Adesanya presents his argument for claiming superiority over his adversary, Alex Pereira.
Israel Adesanya replied to Alex Pereira’s comment by stating that he values quality over quantity. He also mentioned Pereira’s record of 3-1 and suggested that he can keep it if it helps him sleep at night.In their time with GLORY Kickboxing in 2016, Pereira and Adesanya faced each other for the first time. Adesanya lost in a decision that was disputed and caused controversy. However, in their second match the following year, Adesanya won with a powerful knockout.
Adesanya was the main event at UFC 281 in November 2021 at Madison Square Garden. He had a significant lead on all three judges’ scorecards but ultimately lost to Pereira via standing TKO in the fifth and final round.Pereira, who is known for his knockout abilities, is planning to compete in the light heavyweight division for his next fight. He is considering potential opponents such as Magomed Ankalaev, former champion Jan Blachowicz, and current undisputed gold holder Jamahal Hill.