The UFC 281 results are in for Adesanya vs Pereira. The event where two titles have changed hands. That’s right, Adesanya tasted defeat at the hands of Pereira an astounding third time. Weili had an outstanding performance, against the now former strawweight champion, securing a second round stoppage. It was indeed a great night for UFC and fight fans worldwide November 12th, 2022.
The first title fight, in the men’s middleweight division, featured a fighter with one of the UFC’s longest running win streaks, against a challenger that had already bested him on two other occasions (albeit in a different sport). The fight was appearing to go to the champion, in fact he nearly had the fight finished at the final second of the first round. But it was Pereira, with a late round 5 rally, who poured it on and found his opponents chin. Adesanya looked hurt but was still on his feet weaving but the referee saw enough and called a stop to the bout, at 2:01 of round 5 by TKO and new middleweight champion, Alex Pereira.
The second title fight, the women’s strawweight championship, both fighters were well positioned to hold the belt in a stacked division. The first round was a well paced back and forth with both fighters having good moments. The second round, however, had chinese fighter Weili set up a nice right hand that stunned the former champion. After an unsuccesful Esparza takedown attempt, Weili jumped on a crucifix choke and finished the submission, securing a new women’s strawweight champion.
Here’s a video of the UFC 281: Post-Fight Press Conference, courtesy of the UFC. Below that are the remaining the UFC 281 results.
UFC 281 Results: Adsanya vs Pereira
Main Card (Aired at 9PM CST on Pay-per-view)
Israel Adesanya #c, (23-2-0) vs Alex Pereira #4, (7-1-0) – middleweight title fight – Pereira by TKO in round 5
Carla Esparza #c, (20-7-0) vs Zhang Weili #2, (23-3-0) – women’s strawweight title fight – Weili by submission in round 2
Dustin Poirier #2 (29-7-0, 1NC) vs Michael Chandler #5 (23-8-0) – lightweight bout – Poirier by submission round 3
Frankie Edgar #12 (23-11-1) vs Chris Gutierrez (19-3-2) – bantamweight bout – Gutierrez by KO/TKO in round 1
Dan Hooker #12 (22-12-0) vs Claudio Puelles (13-3-0) – lightweight bout – Hooker by KO/TKO in round 2
Prelims (aired on ESPNews or ESPN+ at 7:00PM CST)
Brad Riddell (10-4-0) vs Renato Moicano (17-5-1) – lightweight bout – Moicano by submission in round 1
Dominick Reyes #7 (12-4-0) vs Ryan Spann #12 (21-7-0) – light heavyweight bout – Spann by KO/TKO in round 1
Erin Blanchfield #12 (10-1-0) vs Molly McCann #15 (13-5-0) – women’s flyweight bout – Blanchfield by submission in round 1
Andre Petroski (9-2-0) vs Wellington Turman (18-6-0) – middleweight bout – Petroski by unanimous decision
Early Prelims (aired on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00PM CST)
Matt Frevola (10-3-1) vs Ottman Azaitar (13-1-0) – lightweight bout – Frevola by KO/TKO in round 1
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (15-7-0) vs Silvana Gomez Juarez (7-5-0) – women’s strawweight bout – Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision
Michael Trizano (11-3-0) vs Seungwoo Choi (10-6-0) – featherweight bout – Trizano by KO/TKO in round 1
Julio Arce (18-6-0) vs Montel Jackson (13-2-0) – bantamweight bout – Jackson by unanimous decision
Carlos Ulberg (8-1-0) vs Nicolae Negumereanu (13-2-0) – light heavyweight bout – Ulberg by KO/TKO in round 1
That’s it for the UFC 281 results where 2 titles have changed hands. Be sure to check back to any applicable updates of where this leaves things for the top UFC Female Fighters of all time. If you enjoyed this article and want to see more of our UFC News follow the link and check back with us for the next event in the UFC is .
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