Pros react after Israel Adesanya KO’s Alex Pereira at UFC 287

By Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 287 event was headlined by a middleweight title fight rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya.

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Pereira (7-2 MMA) and Adesanya (24-2 MMA) had last met at UFC 281 in November of 2022, with ‘Poatan’ defeating ‘The Last Stylebender‘ via fifth-round TKO to claim the promotion‘s middleweight title.

The pair had also previously competed twice in kickboxing, with Alex Pereira winning both of those matchups, one of which was a devastating knockout.

Tonight’s UFC 287 main event resulted in one of the nastiest KO’s in Ultimate Fighting Championship history. After a back and forth opening round, Alex Pereira appears to have Israel Adesanya in trouble midway through the second round. However, ‘Izzy’ was able to counter some brutal low kicks with a huge right hand that rocked ‘Poatan’. A second right would put Pereira down and then a hammer fist left him out cold.

Official UFC 287 Result: Israel Adesanya def. Alex Pereira via KO in Round 2

Check out how the pros reaction to ‘Pereira vs. Adesanya 2’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Israel Adesanya defeating Alex Pereira at UFC 287:

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