UFC will return to Madison Square Garden in New York City for their yearly tradition of a PPV event in November month with UFC 281 PPV.
But, what are the high-profile bouts on UFC 281 card? Which fight is headlining the event? Which fight is in the co-main event? And what title fights are on the card? Continue to read to know more.
UFC 281 Main Event
An UFC Middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira will be the main event of UFC 281 PPV. This will be Adesanya’s sixth title defense in the title reigns which started in 2019. Undefeated in MMA Middleweight fights, he will be facing the only person to knock him out ever in Alex Pereira.
Alex Pereira holds a pair of wins over Israel Adesanya in Kickboxing bouts at Glory of Heroes 1 and Glory of Heroes 7 events before Adesanya’s UFC career started. It is the very same reason that Pereira is fast-tracked into the title fight to challenge Adesanya, who has looked impossible to beat so far.
Periera has just 7 MMA bouts under his belt and just 3 fights in UFC so far. Shane Strickland at #5 in UFC rankings remains the only fighter so far that Periera has ever faced. Will he succeed in stopping Adesanya’s unstoppable journey?
UFC 281 Co-Main Event
Carla Esparza will start her second reign as UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion as she faces Zhang Weili in the co-main event of UFC 281. Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 to win the title for the second time which was her sixth win in a row.
Weili is coming off a win over former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 275. A former champion herself, Weili dropped the title to Rose Namajunas before failing to win it in the rematch. Weili has open favorite for bookmakers. Will she make their prediction true?
These are the two title fights on the card which also has some dynamic bouts in Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker vs Claudio Puelles among many other. Check here to order the UFC 281 PPV.