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Israel Adesanya is the clear frontrunner in betting odds to defeat his opponent Alex Pereira in their upcoming UFC championship fight, which will be their third meeting.

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Pereira secured a chance to compete against Adesanya for the title after a commanding victory in the first round, where he knocked out Strickland in a spectacular fashion at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.In the main event of UFC 287 held in Miami, Florida, Adesanya, a striker from City Kickboxing, successfully regained his middleweight championship title by delivering a remarkable knockout victory over Pereira in the second round. Adesanya executed a powerful counter hook at the Octagon fence, causing the native of Sao Paulo to fall flat.In their four-fight series throughout their combat sports careers, Adesanya achieved his first win against the Brazilian striker. He is currently favored to win (-185) against Pereira in their championship trilogy rubber match, while Pereira is the underdog (+165) according to betting odds.The list of UFC betting sites under TPP provides various odds and markets for a range of mixed martial arts events and fights. This includes outright bets and prop wagers for the potential third meeting between Adesanya and Pereira later this year.Pereira, a fierce fighter, is considering moving to the light heavyweight division after his first UFC defeat. He is contemplating potential matches against Magomed Ankalaev, a former title challenger, Jan Blachowicz, a former champion, and Jamahal Hill, the current gold holder.Following his victory at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya, the middleweight champion, is still considered the clear favorite to win against his long-time rival, Alex Pereira, in their highly anticipated third fight.Pereira was favored to win in both fights against Andreas Michailidis and Bruno Silva. In his first UFC fight, he defeated Michailidis with an impressive flying-knee knockout. He then won a decision against Silva at the start of last year.Adesanya is avoiding the possibility of a third fight with Pereira after UFC 287, but he is likely to be the main event in a pay-per-view fight in Sydney, Australia later this year against either Robert Whittaker or Dricus du Plessis.Adesanya had a record of 1-3 in four combat sports matches against his former Kickboxing rival, Pereira. He lost a controversial decision in 2017 and was knocked out in a rematch in Brazil the following year.Throughout his five fights in the Octagon, Pereira consistently entered as the less favored bettor against Adesanya in both matches. He was also considered an underdog with +110 odds during his title-eliminator against Sean Strickland at UFC 276 in July, which took place during International Fight Week.Last November, Pereira became the middleweight champion at UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden by defeating Adesanya with a fifth-round standing TKO at the Octagon fence.It is worth mentioning that before their UFC 281 championship match in November, Adesanya was considered a significant favorite with a betting line of -710 to beat Pereira. However, this line dropped to -210 just before the fight, and Adesanya ultimately lost in the fifth round at Madison Square Garden.

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