Israel Adesanya Vs. Alex Pereira, Carla Esparza Vs. Weili Zhang Added To UFC 281
UFC 281 is getting full.
Newly crowned champion Carla will defend her belt against former champion Weili Zhang at UFC 281 on November 12.
While Esparza was busy dethroning Rose Namajunas, Weili Zhang earned a spectacular victory against Joanna Jędrzejczyk for the second time.
In their first meeting, Zhang defeated Jędrzejczyk in a very close five-rounder fight, which was also nominated as the fight of the year. After that, the Chinese fighter suffered defeat twice in a row against Namajunas and lost the belt.
However, she returned and earned a second knockout victory against Jędrzejczyk. Jędrzejczyk announced her retirement.
UFC 281 is stacked already.
The event’s headliner will be one of the highest anticipated middleweight fights between former rivals Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
Adesanya has been at the top of UFC’s middleweight for years. He defeated all the prospects and even tried his shot for the light heavyweight belt.
Meanwhile, Pereira joined the UFC, defeated Sean Strickland in the very first round and guaranteed himself as the next title challenger.
Pereira is the only guy who managed to serve a knockout loss to Adesanya in kickboxing.
Top lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler will fight on the same card.
Check the rest of the card below:
- Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira185 lbs
- Carla Esparza vs. Weili Zhang115 lbs
- Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler155 lbs
- Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann125 lbs
- Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann205 lbs
- Mike Trizano vs. Seung Woo Choi145 lbs
- Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell155 lbs
- K. Kowalkiewicz vs. S. Juárez115 lbs