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UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira – Full fight card, stream and starting time!

✔ UFC 281: Two titles on the line at the iconic Madison Square Garden

The long awaited UFC 281 will be sure to showcase many exciting matches this weekend! Held at the iconic Madison Square Garden, the big event will feature two title matches, among others in the lineup.

In the main event, we will see middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defend his title against his former rival Alex Pereira. This will be the third time that Adesanya and Pereira meet after two previous kickboxing matches in which Pereira won both. One win was a decision and the other a brutal knockout. However, a lot has happened since then and the big question is whether Pereira will be able to defeat Adesanya once again and become the new UFC middleweight champion?

The co-main event sees Carla Esparza defend her strawweight title against former champion Zhang Weili . It is Esparza’s first title defense since winning the belt by defeating Rose Namajunas in a highly criticized title match in May. Zhang will be looking to win back the belt and extend her winning streak after the brutal knockout of Joanna Jedrzejczyk last June.

In addition to the main matches, we see a parade of exciting matches in several divisions, including a lightweight clash between Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier . The winner may secure a chance to fight for the title next year!

UFC 281 will also mark the last time we will see UFC veteran Frankie Edgar compete in the octagon. The former Lightweight Champion “The Answer” Edgar will take on Chris Gutiérrez in what will be the final chapter in a long and star-studded career!

At MMAnytt, we think you should also keep an extra eye on these matches:

  • Lightweight: Dan Hooker Vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Lightweight: Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell
  • Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
  • Lightweight: Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola

Which bouts are you most looking forward to?


UFC 281 – Full fight card and starting times

Main card

Sunday, November 13 / 10:00 AM +07 on UFC Fight Pass

  • Middleweight Title Match: (c) Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira
  • Strawweight Title Match: (c) Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili
  • Lightweight: Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Bantamweight: Frankie Edgar Vs. Chris Gutierrez
  • Lightweight: Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles


Sunday, November 13 / 08:00 AM +07 on UFC Fight Pass

  • Lightweight: Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell
  • Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
  • Women’s Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
  • Middleweight: Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Thurman

Early prelims

Sunday, November 13 / 06:00 AM +07 on UFC Fight Pass

  • Lightweight: Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
  • Women’s Strawweight: Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • Featherweight: Seungwoo Choi vs. Michael Trizano
  • Bantamweight: Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson
  • Light heavyweight: Nicolae Negumereanu vs Carlos Ulberg

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