The UFC 281 Fight Card, Adesanya vs Pereira, is ready for throw down on Saturday, November 12, 2022, live from the Madison Square Garden. The card is stacked and features two title fights headlining the night.
In the main event, the Nigerian, superstar Israel Adesanya, puts his title on the line for the sixth time as he cements his legacy as one of the best. However, Pereira finds himself in an opportunity of a lifetime as the #4 ranked middleweight contender. As every fight fan knows, anything can happen in the octagon.
The women’s strawweight division will get a shake up when Strawweight champion Carla Esparza meets the number 2 contender Zhang Weili. Both women were featured in our Top 10 Female UFC Fighter of all time article. This fight, along with the recent performance of Lemos will change those rankings.
Here’s a look at the first installment of the UFC 281 Embedded: Vlog series, courtesy of the UFC. Below the video are the remaining UFC 281 fight card matchups.
UFC 281 Fight Card
Main Card (Airing at 9PM CST on Pay-per-view)
Israel Adesanya #c, (23-1-0), (-165) vs Alex Pereira #4, (6-1-0), (+140) – middleweight title fight
Carla Esparza #c, (20-6-0)vs Zhang Weili #2, (22-3-0) – women’s strawweight title fight
Dustin Poirier #2 (28-7-0, 1NC), (-175) vs Michael Chandler #5 (23-7-0), (+150) – lightweight bout
Frankie Edgar #12 (23-10-1), (+175) vs Chris Gutierrez (18-3-2), (-205) – bantamweight bout
Dan Hooker #12 (21-12-0), (-155) vs Claudio Puelles (13-2-0), (+135) – lightweight bout
Prelims (airing on ESPNews or ESPN+ at 7:00PM CST)
Brad Riddell (10-3-0), (+105) vs Renato Moicano (16-5-1), (-125) – lightweight bout
Dominick Reyes #7 (12-3-0), (-215) vs Ryan Spann #12 (20-7-0), (+185) – light heavyweight bout
Erin Blanchfield #12 (9-1-0), (-380) vs Molly McCann #15 (13-4-0), (+310) – women’s flyweight bout
Andre Petroski (8-2-0), (-205) vs Wellington Turman (18-5-0), (+175) – middleweight bout
Early Prelims (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00PM CST)
Matt Frevola (9-3-1), (-145) vs Ottman Azaitar (13-0-0), (+125) – lightweight bout
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (14-7-0), (-115) vs Silvana Gomez Juarez (7-4-0), (-105) – women’s strawweight bout
Michael Trizano (10-3-0), (+135) vs Seungwoo Choi (10-5-0), (-155) – featherweight bout
Julio Arce (18-5-0) vs Montel Jackson (12-2-0) – bantamweight bout
Carlos Ulberg (7-1-0) vs Nicolae Negumereanu (13-1-0) – light heavyweight bout
That wraps it up for the UFC 281 fight card, Adesanya vs Pereira. If you enjoyed this article and want to see more of our UFC News follow the link and check back with us for the results from this Saturday’s event.
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