Israel Adesanya previews UFC 287 rematch with Alex Pereira: ‘We don’t keep scores, we settle them’

Israel Adesanya UFC 287 Alex PereiraFollowing the announcement of his impending middleweight championship rematch with fierce-rival, Alex Pereira at UFC 287, former division kingpin, Israel Adesanya maintains that he will settle the score with the Brazilian – whom now holds three career wins over him. Adesanya, a former undisputed middleweight champion and current #1 ranked division challenger, is set to […]

Israel Adesanya UFC 287 Alex Pereira

Following the announcement of his impending middleweight championship rematch with fierce-rival, Alex Pereira at UFC 287, former division kingpin, Israel Adesanya maintains that he will settle the score with the Brazilian – whom now holds three career wins over him.

Adesanya, a former undisputed middleweight champion and current #1 ranked division challenger, is set to headline UFC 287 on April 8. against Brazilian striker, Pereira, rematching for the undisputed 185lbs championship.

First meeting in professional mixed martial arts back in November of last year – reigniting their prior kickboxing rivalry, Israel Adesanya suffered a fifth round standing TKO loss to Pereira at UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden, marking the end of his title reign over the division.

Israel Adesanya previews his April re-run with Alex Pereira at UFC 287

Slated to headline UFC 287 in April against Pereira, Adesanya shared a promotional video on his official Instagram account ahead of the bout with the former duel-weight GLORY Kickboxing kingpin, stylized in the theme of horror movie franchise, Saw

In this game, we don’t keep score, we settle them,” Israel Adesanya posted on Instagram accompanied by a promotional video. 

Suffering his first professional loss at the middleweight limit in his professional mixed martial arts career, Adesanya had landed a prior five successful defenses during his time atop the middleweight pile.

Unifying the division championships with a 2019 knockout win over Robert Whittaker, City Kickboxing star, Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, Whittaker again, and most recently, Jared Cannonier during his time as undisputed champion.

Attempting to land a fourth combat sports career win over Nigerian-Kiwi slickster, Adesanya, Pereira would land just his fifth Octagon victory with a win in April – having previously bested Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva, and Strickland before his above-mentioned November championship triumph.

Along with a middleweight title rematch at UFC 287, the pay-per-view event is also set to host a high-stakes welterweight pairing between former division title challengers, Gilbert Burns, and the returning, Jorge Masvidal over the course of three rounds.

Photo – Charles Oliveira inks massive new back tattoo ahead of UFC comeback

Charles Oliveira TattooAhead of an expected Octagon return in May of this year, former undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira has inked a new, massive back tattoo of an entire lion’s head and an accompanying mane.  Oliveira, a former undisputed lightweight champion under the banner of the UFC, currently boasts the #1 rank in the official 155lbs […]

Charles Oliveira Tattoo

Ahead of an expected Octagon return in May of this year, former undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira has inked a new, massive back tattoo of an entire lion’s head and an accompanying mane. 

Oliveira, a former undisputed lightweight champion under the banner of the UFC, currently boasts the #1 rank in the official 155lbs pile, most recently featuring in October of last year.

Headlining UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, UAE against Islam Makhachev, Sao Paulo native, Charles Oliveira suffered a second round arm-triangle submission loss to the Makhackhala native, in the pair’s vacant championship matchup.

The loss snapped Oliveira’s stunning 12-fight winning spree, having previously minted himself as the undisputed lightweight titleholder, with a 2021 knockout win over Michael Chandler.

In December of that year, Oliveira stopped Dustin Poirier with a third round standing rear-naked choke to successfully defend the title, before submitting Justin Gaethje in Arizona last May in a non-title bout after the Brazilian missed championship weight.

Expected to make his UFC comeback in April or May of this year, Charles Oliveira, who plans to fight for the lightweight crown before the end of 2023, recently got some more tattoo work done in his native Brazil – this time in the form of an entire back piece.

“Charles Oliveira has an INSANE new back tattoo,” Amy Kaplan tweeted. “ARTIST: William Espósito” 

Charles Oliveira expected to make UFC return against Beneil Dariush

Linked with a slew of potential opponents for his Octagon return in the opening quarter of this year, Oliveira, the promotion’s most prolific submission ace and all-time finisher, appears to be on the brink of inking a deal to fight Iran-born contender, Beneil Dariush, who claimed recently the UFC approached him with a matchup against Oliveira for UFC 288 in May

“Here’s the thing I’ve been having with Charles (Oliveira) – the UFC were originally like, ‘Hey, what do you think about fighting him in Brazil?’ Which was like a couple weeks ago,” Beneil Dariush said. “I think – or it was last week, I don’t know. And I was like, can I get a little bit more time? It turns out my MCL was torn.” 

“… So I’d like to just start my camp fresh,” Beneil Dariush continued. “Can I have a little bit extra time? So can we do February? And they said, ‘OK, yeah we’ll do February.’ February turned into March, March turned into April. And now they’re (the UFC) are talking about May.”

UFC star Conor McGregor details injuries suffered in road traffic accident: ‘I got away with my life’

Conor McGregor Bike InjuryFormer UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, has detailed the injuries he suffered following his involvement in a road traffic accident on a rural Irish road yesterday, in which the 34-year-old was struck by a vehicle while cycling his bicycle.  McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the UFC, […]

Conor McGregor Bike Injury

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, has detailed the injuries he suffered following his involvement in a road traffic accident on a rural Irish road yesterday, in which the 34-year-old was struck by a vehicle while cycling his bicycle. 

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the UFC, shared footage in the aftermath of his accident yesterday evening, in which the Crumlin native details how he was struck by a vehicle from behind travelling on a public road whilst cycling, knocking him from his bicycle onto the road.

Conor McGregor details the extent of his injuries suffered in yesterday’s accident

Claiming he was “lucky” not to have died in the incident, Conor McGregor detailed the extent of the injuries suffered in a post on his official Instagram account in the aftermath of the collision, which included road rash after he was struck from his bicycle. 

Earlier this week, reports emerged detailing how a lawsuit had been brought against McGregor by Dublin woman, Samantha Murphy, who alleges she suffered a fractured arm after an assault on the Crumlin fighter’s yacht during his birthday party in July of last year. 

Multiple reports have detailed how McGregor is alleged to have punched and kicked Murphy in the face and body after becoming suddenly aggressive toward here during the party, before lunging toward her and threatening to drown her. Murphy is then alleged to have jumped off of the yacht into the ocean, where she was then rescued by the Red Cross. 

Conor McGregor released an official statement through his spokesperson, Karen Kessler, in which he vehemently denied any allegations in relation to the alleged incident against him.

A further report this week detailed how Murphy’s vehicle had been the victim of an arson attack outside a residential premises in Drimnagh, county Dublin.

Arman Tsarukyan calls for fight with UFC rival Michael Chandler: ‘Defend your ranking’

Arman Tsarukyan Michael Chandler UFCOff the back of an impressive unanimous decision victory over Damir Ismagulov, Armenian-born lightweight contender, Arman Tsarukyan has urged one-time vacant title challenger, Michael Chandler to defend his slot in the official rankings, claiming the Missouri native has severely low fight IQ to boot. Tsarukyan, the current #8 ranked lightweight contender, returned to the winner’s […]

Arman Tsarukyan Michael Chandler UFC

Off the back of an impressive unanimous decision victory over Damir Ismagulov, Armenian-born lightweight contender, Arman Tsarukyan has urged one-time vacant title challenger, Michael Chandler to defend his slot in the official rankings, claiming the Missouri native has severely low fight IQ to boot.

Tsarukyan, the current #8 ranked lightweight contender, returned to the winner’s enclosure back in December against Ismagulov, landing a one-sided decision victory after seeing his impressive run of five consecutive victories halted by Mateusz Gamrot in his first UFC main event last June.

For Chandler, the #5 rated challenger has yet to book his next Octagon outing, having most recently suffered a third round rear-naked choke loss to former interim 155lbs champion, Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 in November at Madison Square Garden.

Arman Tsarukyan calls for a fight with top-5 contender, Michael Chandler

Criticized alongside the likes of Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje of only sharing the Octagon with each other, rather than tackle incoming contenders and other top-15 challengers, Arman Tsarukyan has called for Chandler to defined his #5 spot, as well as criticizing his fighting ability.

“Hey @MikeChandlermMMA it’s time to defend your rankings!” Arman Tsarukyan tweeted. “Lowest fight IQ in the division against new MMA generation. I won’t see you at the top (saluting emoji).” 

19-3 as a professional, prior to his win over Ismagulov and his loss to Gamrot, Tsarukyan had landed back-to-back victories over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Davi Ramos, Matt Frevola, Christos Giagos, and finished Joel Alvarez with a second round ground strikes barrage.

Prior to his submission loss against Poirier last November, Chandler, a former three-time Bellator MMA lightweight champion stopped former interim champion, Tony Ferguson with a highlight reel front kick KO in May of last year. 

Making his Octagon debut back in April 2019, Tsarukyan, who has been touted as a future title challenger at 155lbs, suffered a unanimous decision loss to current division pacesetter, Islam Makhachev.

Official – Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya II set to headline UFC 287 on April 8. in title rematch

Israel Adesanya Alex Pereira UFC 287An undisputed UFC middleweight championship rematch between defending division champion, Alex Pereira, and the #1 ranked contender, former titleholder, Israel Adesanya is set to take main event honors at UFC 287 on April 8. An official location or venue for the pay-per-view card has yet to be determined at the time of publication. As per […]

Israel Adesanya Alex Pereira UFC 287

An undisputed UFC middleweight championship rematch between defending division champion, Alex Pereira, and the #1 ranked contender, former titleholder, Israel Adesanya is set to take main event honors at UFC 287 on April 8. An official location or venue for the pay-per-view card has yet to be determined at the time of publication.

As per UFC president, Dana White, Sao Paulo striker, Pereira will headline UFC 287 on April 8. in an immediate championship rematch against Adesanya, with the duo reigniting their kickboxing rivalry in the Octagon last November.

Headlining UFC 281 back in November of last year at Madison Square Garden, former two-weight GLORY Kickboxing champion, Alex Pereira ended the undisputed middleweight reign of Adesanya, handing him his first loss at 185lbs pounds in mixed martial arts with a rallying fifth round standing TKO loss.

Alex Pereira will attempt to settle his rivalry with Israel Adesanya in April

The victory came as Pereira’s fourth under the UFC banner since debuting in the organization in November of the previous year. During his Octagon tenure, the Brazilian knockout artist has landed wins over Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva, Sean Strickland, and most recently, Adesanya.

For City Kickboxing staple, Adesanya, the Nigerian-Kiwi will be afforded an opportunity to finally snap his losing run against arch-rival, Alex Pereira on April 8. – having dropped a pair of losses to the latter during their respective kickboxing runs. 

Landing five successful title defenses over middleweight opposition before running into Brazilian force, Pereira, Adesanya had defeated Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, Robert Whittaker, and Jared Cannonier during his time atop the undisputed middleweight throne. 

In his sole other professional mixed martial arts loss, Eugene Bareman student, Adesanya suffered a unanimous decision loss to Polish veteran, Jan Blachowicz in the main event of UFC 259 in March 2021 in an unsuccessful pursuit of light heavyweight gold.

Jamahal Hill eyes future fight with UFC star Jon Jones: ‘This whole time I’ve been chasing him’

Jamahal Hill Jon Jones UFCAfter clinching the vacant light heavyweight championship last weekend in the main event of UFC 283, Dana White’s Contender Series product, Jamahal Hill has admitted he has been chasing a fight with former two-time division champion, Jon Jones since his transition to promotion. And believes a future clash is possible. Hill, who headlined UFC 283 […]

Jamahal Hill Jon Jones UFC

After clinching the vacant light heavyweight championship last weekend in the main event of UFC 283, Dana White’s Contender Series product, Jamahal Hill has admitted he has been chasing a fight with former two-time division champion, Jon Jones since his transition to promotion. And believes a future clash is possible.

Hill, who headlined UFC 283 earlier this month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – featured in a vacant light heavyweight championship fight against home town favorite and former undisputed titleholder, Glover Teixeira, minting himself as the champion in a unanimous decision victory.

Welcoming a future fight with Rochester native, Jones, Hill will have to lay in wait to challenge the decorated former champion, who recently booked his Octagon return.

Slated to make his first appearance in over three years on March 4. atop a UFC 285 pay-per-view event, Jones will headline in a vacant heavyweight title offing against former interim titleholder, Ciryl Gane – making his divisional bow.

Last time out, back in February 2020, look-see-do veteran, Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight title with a close, unanimous decision win over Dominick Reyes, before vacating the crown in August of that year. 

Jamahal Hill discusses potential future clash with Jon Jones

According to Hill, however, despite Jones’ impending move to the heavyweight ranks, should the former 205lbs titleholder plan a return his former stomping grounds, the former would welcome that matchup with open arms.

“Yeah, 1,000%,” Jamahal Hill replied when asked if he would be interested in fighting Jon Jones during an appearance on the Believe You Me podcast. “I eventually want to build to a fight against Jon (Jones). That’s what – he’s the ultimate test, you know. He was – from the time that I came and decided I’m gonna make this run – at first, when it first started, it was Anderson Silva, you know. He was the man, it was 2010 and things like that.”

“After he (Silva) had his injury and things like that, I kinda fell off from the sport, that’s another reason why I started working and things like that,” Jahamhal Hill explained. “I didn’t really see the money and all of that. And then Conor (McGregor) happened, and then it’s like, Conor kinda got that cause of (Jose) Aldo who was undefeated for 10 years. He had somebody to chase, I needed somebody to chase. And this whole time, I’ve been chasing Jon – just that fight.”