By: Shreya Jha Image Credit: UFC
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya opens up about his previous encounters with Alex Pereira ahead of UFC 281.
Adesanya and Pereira's rivalry started even before they were part of UFC. Both have met twice in kickboxing with Alex Pereira coming better than Adesanya on both occasions.
Their first fight was in 2016 in Shenzhen, China. Speaking about that first fight, Israel Adesanya still claims that he defeated Pereira. He firmly believes that judging was very poor.
"I thought like I handily won...he thought he lost that fight. But then when his hand got raised, he was surprised and I was surprised", said Adesanya in the UFC 281 countdown.
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