Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira rematch set for UFC 287 in April

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The middleweight title will be at stake in the rescheduled main event for UFC 287 on April 8 between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya.

The rematch was revealed by UFC president Dana White on Friday.

The UFC 287 event also includes a special welterweight attraction as Gilbert Burns welcomes Jorge Masvidal back to action after more than a year away from the sport in addition to Pereira vs. Adesanya 2.

After a stunning fifth-round comeback to defeat Adesanya in their first fight this past November, Pereira will defend his belt in the main event. Pereira had already defeated Adesanya twice in kickboxing, including a brutal knockout in their second match that paved the way for their UFC encounter.

As “The Last Stylebender” seeks retribution against the only person to have ever handed him a loss at middleweight in the UFC, Pereira now hopes to continue his undefeated streak against Adesanya.

Burns and Masvidal, two welterweights who have both called for a fight over the past year, will now have the opportunity to square off.

The main event of UFC 287 will feature a matchup between welterweights Kevin Holland and Santiago Ponzinibbio in addition to the previously announced bouts between Raul Rosas Jr. and Christian Rodriguez and Rob Font and Adrian Yanez.


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