By: Alok Nayak
Image Credit: UFC
Fans witnessed an iconic title fight at UFC 281 as Alex Pereira beat the long reigning middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya.
Many fans predicted Alex Pereira to dethrone Israel Adesanya in his first UFC title fight. And one of them was Joe Rogan.
Joe Rogan was a big fan of Alex Pereira before he even made his UFC debut. And Rogan believed he would be a huge threat to the last Stylebender.
However, Joe Rogan made a huge blunder during UFC 281 main event at Madison Square Garden.
The veteran UFC commentator, Joe Rogan repeatedly said UFC 281 was Alex Pereira's 5th MMA fight.
However, Alex Pereira (7-1 MMA record) had his 8th MMA fight against Israel Adesanya at Madison Square Garden. MMA fans trolled Joe Rogan on Twitter after this mistake.
It was the 4th UFC fight for Alex Pereira and his short UFC run was enough for him to get a title opportunity.
Alex Pereira is likely to face Israel Adesanya in a title rematch in his next fight as the first encounter was extremely close.
UFC middleweight champion, Alex Pereira responds to Joe Rogan's claims about his weight and the "sanctioned cheating" comment.