Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Israel Adesanya Reclaims UFC Title, Knocks Out Pereira In Second Round (Video)

Isreal Adesanya has knocked out Pereira in second round to reclaim his UFC title.

NewsEdge reports that Nigerian kickboxer, Israel Adesanya needed a spectacular second-round knockout to defeat his long-time nemesis Brazilian Alex Pereira, and exorcise a demon.

This online news platform recalls that Adesanya suffered a controversial points loss to Pereira in their first fight, a kickboxing match. In their rematch, also in kickboxing, Adesanya was leading but was knocked out. In November 2022, in their first MMA clash, again Adesanya was ahead, but he was beaten in the final round.

Adesanya, fondly known as The Last Stylebender, on his fourth attempt, on Sunday, April 9, 2023, finally got his win over Pereira, and in stunning fashion with a knockout at minute 4:21 of Round 2.

NewsEdge reports that The Last Stylebender, at the end of the fight, said he was “playing possum” against the fence, waiting for a moment to strike.

And when he struck, did he strike? It was a clean right hook from nowhere, and it stunned Pereira still. The next shot was another right hook to put down Pereira. One hammer fist and the fight was waved off, but Pereira was already out cold after the second hook.

READ ALSO: Nigerian Medical Students Kick Against Reps’ Proposed Five-Year Compulsory Service

In the end, Adesanya made good on what was likely his last chance to beat Pereira and improved his MMA fight record to 24-2 (13-2 UFC), while Pereira (7-2 MMA) suffered his first loss in the UFC (4-1 UFC).

Speaking after the fight, Israel Adesanya said: “This is a sweet sweet victory and you know I have a sweet tooth. The hunter is now the hunted”, Adesanya said during his post-fight interview inside the Octagon.

Watch his victory video below;

Watch the moment Isreal Adesanya knocked out Pereira in second round to reclaim his title below.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Latest JAMB News on JAMB 2022, JAMB Registration 2022, February 21 2022, can be accessed below. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has...


The Nigerian Army has disowned a portal announcing the list of successful candidates for the 83 Regular Recruit Intake, describing it as fake. The...


The Campaign Council for the re-election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has condemned in strong terms the attack in Gbongan on its supporters and other...


The Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya has lost his twin sister. The sister simply identified as Kehinde...

%d bloggers like this: