Israel Adesanya: Post fight interview| Vs alex pereira ufc 281

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Israel Adesanya: Post fight interview| Vs alex pereira ufc 281

Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines. As a mixed martial artist, he currently competes in the middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the former UFC Middleweight Champion. In kickboxing, he is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger. As of November 14, 2022, he is ranked 1st in the UFC middleweight rankings, and 6th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Born Israel Mobolaji Adesanya
22 July 1989 (age 33)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nickname(s) The Last Stylebender
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality Nigerian
New Zealander
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Division Middleweight (2012–present)
Light Heavyweight (2021)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand
Team City Kickboxing (2010–present)
Trainer Eugene Bareman: Head coach
Andrei Păuleț: Wrestling
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Galvão
Years active 2010–present

Post fight interview

Israel Adesanya’s illustrious reign as UFC middleweight champion came to an end when Stylbender suffered the first stoppage of his mixed martial arts career, a 5th-round TKO against Alex Pereira in the UFC 281 headliner inside the iconic Madison Square Garden .

Israel Adesanya accepted defeat like a champion, addressing the audience with his sweet gesture. However, he was not given the opportunity to speak to the audience after the UFC forbade a post-fight Octagon interview for Stylebender.

In most cases, the losing fighter does not necessarily have a post-fight Octagon interview. However, in this case, it was a title fight, and so, by all means, Israel Adesanya’s interview should have happened. Why didn’t this happen with Adesanya? Well, it was due to the UFC’s rule of not interviewing fighters after stoppage losses.

In the past, we’ve seen fighters do post-fight Octagon interviews after suffering knockout losses. Also at UFC 281, Frankie Edgar was interviewed by Joe Rogan following a vicious KO loss in his retirement fight, which saw Edgar faint on the ground.

Vs alex pereira ufc 281

Alex Pereira completed a meteoric rise to the UFC Middleweight Championship with a fifth-round TKO victory over Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 281 from Madison Square Garden.

Both fighters wasted no time in getting it right. In the first round, both of them traded attacks like you would expect from well-known foes.


Perera was the aggressor more often but Adesanya was quicker with his own counters. The most notable exchange came at the very end of the round where The Last Stylebender landed a flush right hand and left hook that could have ended the fight if not for the bell.

Perera recovered successfully and had a lot of strong moments in the second frame. He scored early and often with a hard strike and even ended the round with a surprising takedown.

In the third round, it was Adesanya’s turn to show off his grappling skills. He scored a takedown from the clinch and spent much of the round in control of Pereira’s back.

Adesanya appeared to be in cruise control through the fourth round, but Perera put the brakes on that thought in the fifth round. He landed Adesanya several power punches, including a left hook that was reminiscent of their kickboxing bout.

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