Pereira holds two wins over Adesanya in kickboxing including a knockout win in their second fight. The title fight seems personal to both men.
UFC 281 features a second world championship match as women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza puts her title on the line against former titleholder Zhang Weili. The fight card also includes a lightweight bout with significant implications in the 155-pound weight class. Former interim champion and No. 2-ranked contender Dustin Poirier faces former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.
On Sunday, the fight promotion released the official UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira event poster via social media.