Alex Pereira returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 281 to face Israel Adesanya. The event took place on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Adesanya vs. Pereira featured 14 bouts, some were more fun to watch than others.
UFC 281 was headlined by a clash between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya, with Weili Zhang vs. Carla Esparza serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Erin Blanchfield went to war against Molly McCann. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 281. View the full results for ‘Adesanya vs. Pereira’-led fight card below.
|UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira|
|November 12, 2022|
|Madison Square Garden|
|New York, NY|
|Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya|
|Weili Zhang vs. Carla Esparza|
UFC 281 was live 135 days ago and was the 623rd event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 281
Below is the 14-fight order and UFC 281 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya via TKO (Punches) (Round 5 / 2:01)
- Weili Zhang defeated Carla Esparza by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 2 / 1:05)
- Dustin Poirier defeated Michael Chandler via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 3 / 2:00)
- Chris Gutierrez defeated Frankie Edgar by KO (Knee) (Round 1 / 2:01)
- Dan Hooker defeated Claudio Puelles by TKO (Body Kick) (Round 2 / 4:06)
- Renato Carneiro defeated Brad Riddell by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 3:20)
- Ryan Spann defeated Dominick Reyes by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 1:20)
- Erin Blanchfield defeated Molly McCann by Submission (Kimura) (Round 1 / 3:37)
- Andre Petroski defeated Wellington Turman by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Matt Frevola defeated Ottman Azaitar by KO (Punch) (Round 1 / 2:30)
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Silvana Gomez Juarez by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Michael Trizano defeated Seung Woo Choi by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:51)
- Montel Jackson defeated Julio Arce by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
UFC 281 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC 281 payouts and bonuses.
Montel Jackson vs. Julio Arce
The UFC 281 started with Montel Jackson taking on Julio Arce. Montel Jackson defeated Julio Arce in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
Michael Trizano vs. Seung Woo Choi
The second fight at UFC 281 was Seung Woo Choi vs. Michael Trizano. Michael Trizano won in Round 1 at 4:51 by KO (Punches).
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez
The following bout was between Silvana Gomez Juarez and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Karolina Kowalkiewicz beat Silvana Gomez Juarez by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
In the fourth bout, Matt Frevola defeated Ottman Azaitar by KO (Punch) at 2:30 of Round 1.
Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Andre Petroski defeating Wellington Turman by Decision (Unanimous).
Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
In the sixth fight of the night, Molly McCann lost to Erin Blanchfield at 3:37 of Round 1.
Ryan Spann vs. Dominick Reyes
Ryan Spann got the better of Dominick Reyes and won by KO (Punches) in Round 1 at 1:20.
Renato Carneiro vs. Brad Riddell
The eighth bout was between Brad Riddell and Renato Carneiro. Renato Carneiro beat Brad Riddell by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:20 of Round 1.
Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
The ninth fight at UFC 281 was Claudio Puelles vs. Dan Hooker. Dan Hooker won in Round 2 at 4:06 by TKO (Body Kick).
Chris Gutierrez vs. Frankie Edgar
In the tenth bout, Chris Gutierrez battled Frankie Edgar and took the win by KO (Knee) in Round 1 at 2:01.
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
Right before the co-main event, Dustin Poirier prevailed over Michael Chandler. Dustin Poirier won by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:00 of Round 3.
Weili Zhang vs. Carla Esparza
In the co-main event, Weili Zhang defeated Carla Esparza via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:05 of Round 2; Keith Peterson was the third man in the cage.
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
In the main event, referee Marc Goddard called an end to the bout at 2:01 of Round 5. Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya by TKO (Punches).
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