NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Opponents Israel Adesanya of Nigeria and Alex Pereira of Brazil face off during the UFC 281 ceremonial weigh-in at Radio City Music Hall on November 11, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight title against Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281 on Saturday, Nov. 12.
UFC returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time since UFC 268 in 2021, where Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington via unanimous decision to retain the welterweight championship in the main event. This time, the main card will be headlined by another major title fight.
Israel Adesanya defends the championship he has held since 2019 against Alex Pereira. Ironically, Pereira returns to the venue in which he made his debut with the company back in 2021, where he knocked out Andreas Michaelidis with a flying knee.
The strawweight title will be defended at MSG once again, as champion Carla Esparza takes on Zhang Weili. Esparza won the title back at UFC 274 in May, defeating Rose Namajunas via split decision. Weili, meanwhile, knocked out Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a spinning backfist in her last fight at UFC 275 in June.
For those wondering how to watch UFC 281, we have the answers for you.
UFC Middleweight Championship: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Alex Pereira
UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship: Carla Esparza (c) vs. Zhang Weili
Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier
Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez
Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN News)
Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell
Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Seungwoo Choi vs. Michael Trizano
Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson
Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Carlos Ulberg
The main card for UFC 281 officially begins at 10:00 p.m. ET.
As for the early preliminary card, that will air at 6:00 p.m. ET, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Then, the preliminary card will be broadcasted on ESPN News at 8:00 p.m. ET.
UFC 281 will be broadcasted exclusively on ESPN+. The price for the pay-per-view will come out to $74.99 if you already have an ESPN+ account. If you don’t, there is the option to purchase both an ESPN+ membership and the pay-per-view for a total of $124.98. The membership will renew on an annual basis for $99.99 a month (price as of this writing).
There is the option to find a link on an MMA subreddit on the day of the event, but be aware that you are putting yourself at inherent risk when doing so.
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