UFC 281 Live Results: Adesanya vs. Pereira

UFC 281 results begin at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on Saturday November 12, on MMAWeekly.com. The fights take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Click on the fight below in the UFC 281 results section for live stats or jump down to the UFC 281 written results. In-fight live stats and results provided courtesy of Fight Analytics.

The UFC 281 fight card is headlined by two world title bouts. In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya takes on No. 4 ranked Alex Pereira. In the co-main event, two-time women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza puts her belt on the line against former titleholder Zhang Weili.

How to Watch UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira

  • UFC 281 main card start time:  10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Pay-Per-View
  • UFC Vegas 64 prelims start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+/ESPNN
  • UFC 281 early prelims start time: 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on ESPN+

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UFC 281 Results: When, Where, and Who?

UFC 281 takes place on Saturday, November 12, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

UFC 281 main event: Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vs. #4 Alex Pereira

Adesanya (23-1) looks to defend his title for the sixth time against Pereira (6-1) and avenge to previous losses to Pereira in kickboxing, including a knockout loss in their second fight. Pereira plans to continue his meteoric rise in the UFC’s middleweight division and pick up another win over Adesanya.

UFC 281 co-main event: Women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza vs. #2 Zhang Weili

Esparza (9-6) became a two-time strawweight champion when she defeated former titleholder and top ranked Rose Namajunas in her last outing. She’s became the inaugural women’s 115-pound champion bye defeated Namajunas in 2014. She lost her first title defense.

Zhang (22-3) has only lost to Namajunas inside the octagon. He plans to win back the title she once owned and become a two-time titleholder herself.

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UFC 281 Results Adesanya vs Pereira

Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

  • Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya via TKO, Round 5 – 2:01 for the UFC middleweight championship
  • Weili Zhang defeated Carla Esparza via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2 – 1:05 to become the UFC women’s strawweight championship (AGAIN)
  • Dustin Poirier defeated Michael Chandler via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3 – 2:00
  • Chris Gutierrez defeated Frankie Edgar via KO, Round 1 – 2:01
  • Dan Hooker defeated Claudio Puelles via TKO, Round 2 – 4:06

Preliminary card (ESPN+/ESPNN at 8 p.m. ET)

  • Renato Moicano defeated Brad Riddell via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 3:20
  • Ryan Spann defeated Dominick Reyes via KO, Round 1 – 1:20
  • Erin Blanchfield defeated Molly McCann via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 3:37
  • Andre Petroski defeated Wellington Turman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Early prelims (ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)

  • Matt Frevola defeated Ottman Azaitar via KO, Round 1 – 2:30
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Silvana Gomez Juarez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Michael Trizano defeated Seungwoo Choi via KO, Round 1 – 4:51
  • Montel Jackson defeated Julio Arce via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-29)
  • Carlos Ulberg defeated Nicolae Negumereanu via KO, Round 1 – 3:44