All three judges, Eric Colon, Sal D’Amato, and Mike Bell, had Adesanya up three rounds to two heading into the final frame. Between rounds Pereira’s corner told him that he needed a knockout. He went out there and delivered.
After catching Adesanya with a right hand followed by a clean left hook, Pereira poured on the pressure and punches. Adesanya was unable to defend himself and referee Marc Goddard stopped the fight.