UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira Results

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UFC 281, Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira

UFC 281 went down on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the main event, Alex Pereira handed Israel Adesanya yet another loss by stopping him in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight, which the Nigerian-New Zealander was winning up until the finish.

In the co-main event, Zhang Weili outclassed Carla Esparza, submitting her in the second round to become a two-time strawweight champion. Elsewhere on the UFC 281 main card, Dustin Poirier returned to winning ways with a third round submission win over Michael Chandler in what was a barnburner, Chris Gutierrez handed a brutal KO loss to Frankie Edgar in his final UFC fight and Dan Hooker returned to winning ways with a second round TKO win over Claudio Puelles.

UFC 281 Results

UFC 281 Main Card

Alex Pereira defeats Israel Adesanya by fifth round TKO (2:01)

Zhang Weili defeats Carla Esparza by second round rear naked choke submission (1:05)

Dustin Poirier defeats Michael Chandler by third round rear naked choke submission (2:00)

Chris Gutierrez defeats Frankie Edgar by first round round KO (2:01)

Dan Hooker defeats Claudio Puelles by second round TKO (4:06)

Prelims

Renato Moicano defeats Brad Riddell by first round rear naked choke submission (3:20)

Ryan Spann defeats Dominick Reyes by first-round KO (1:20)

Erin Blanchfield defeats Molly McCann by first round submission (3:37)

Andre Petroski defeats Wellington Turman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Early Prelims

Matt Frevola defeats Ottman Azaitar by first round KO (2:30)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Silvana Gomez Juarez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Michael Trizano defeats Seung Woo Choi by first round KO (4:51)

Montel Jackson defeats Julio Arce by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Carlos Ulberg defeats Nicolae Negumereanu by first round KO (3:44)