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How many times did Adesanya lose to Alex Pereira?

On Nov. 12, 2022 at UFC 281, Isreal Adesanya fought his sixth consecutive title defense against Alex Pereira.


Adesanya lost the fight and title via technical knockout in the fifth round, his first loss at middleweight and second loss overall in the UFC.

It must be noted that Pereira already had two wins over Pereira in kickboxing.

Adesanya started the fight well and dominated kost of the rounds.

However, it was in the fifth and final round that Pereira came out all guns blazing.


Charged on by his corner, Pereira walked Adesanya down and landed his signature left hook which staggered the former champion.

From then it was all Pereira as he offloaded on the Nigerian until the referee intervened to hand Pereira the TKO.

Adesanya’s defeat to Pereira also marked the first time he [Adesanya] lost by submission.

Born Israel Mobolaji Odunayo Oluwafemi Temitayo Owolabi Adesanya on 22 July 1989 in Lagos Nigeria, Adesanya is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts, both offensively and defensively.

In 25 MMA fights, Adesanya has recorded 23 wins and two losses.


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