Israel Adesanya has reclaimed his UFC Middle weight belt he lost to Alex Perreira.
Adesanya after the victory:
I told you the hunter is now the hunted. I told you this before, thank you. Thank you for all what you’ve done. Thank you for beating me because beating me, he made me a better fighter, a better person.
In this camp, I didn’t Bleep around. If you know me, you know I like a vacation but I didn’t Bleep around, I stayed on the grind, I put myself through.
ISRAEL ADESANYA KNOCKS ALEX PEREIRA OUT COLD! 🥶
🏆 @Stylebender WITH THE SWEETEST VICTORY OF HIS CAREER! #UFC287
Recall the two met in November with Adesanya looking to maintain his spot atop the middleweight and pound-for-pound rankings. But Pereira had other ideas for his former kickboxing rival. Despite appearing to be down heading into the final round of the fight, Pereira unleashed massive hooks that rocked Adesanya before the referee called off the action for the late TKO to crown a new champion.
In the rematch, it was the PEOPLE’S CHAMPION who triumphed this time.