UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira (35, Brazil) and former champion Israel Adesanya (33, New Zealand) finished their preparations for the fourth round.
At the UFC 287: Ferreira vs Adesanya 2 weigh-in held on the 8th, Ferreira weighed 83.91 kg (185 lbs) and Adesanya passed the weigh-in at 83.69 kg (184.5 lbs).
Pereira and Adesanya will fight for the middleweight title on the 9th (Korean time) at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida, USA.
Both players want to put an end to the hateful relationship. The two fought three times, once in kickboxing in 2015 and 2017, and once in a UFC middleweight title fight in 2022. The result was all Pereira’s victory.
Adesanya, who always uses more technical strikes, took the lead in the early stages, but Ferreira, who boasts great power, eventually turned it around in one shot.
The resolution of Adesanya, who recorded three consecutive losses, was extraordinary. Adesanya, who appeared at the UFC 287 press conference on the 7th wearing a metal dog collar, said, “I am a dog. It’s a dog collar and I’m going to release it soon,” he said. “I don’t care about the belt. I’m going to tear Ferreira’s throat out,” he shouted. Dog is used in the English-speaking world to mean tough and rough.
Adesanya, who finished the weigh-in that day, answered “everything” to the meaning of this match and promised once again, “I will make a decision tomorrow.”
Pereira’s determination was also formidable. “All I have to say is tomorrow I’ll take him off the leash and beat him like a dog,” Pereira, dressed in the traditional makeup of the Brazilian Parataxo, replied.
Gilbert Burns (36, Brazil), ranked 5th, and Jorge Masvidal (38, USA), ranked 11th in the co-main event, also passed the weigh-in safely. 메이저사이트
Burns came down the scale at 170 pounds (77.11 kg) and Masvidal at 171 pounds (77.56 kg).
Burns is an elite jiu-jitero, former IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship champion, and Masvidal is a former street fighter fighter.
Masvidal, who received enthusiastic cheers in front of the Miami home crowd, said to Burns, “I declare that I will knock you out now. He has no personal feelings, but I will beat you up.”
In response, Burns said to Masvidal, “I like it. Keep fighting with the same momentum,” he replied, declaring to the Miami crowd, “Tomorrow I will kill this friend you love.”
UFC 287: Ferreira vs Adesanya 2 The main card will be broadcast live on tvN and TVING from 11:00 am on Sunday, April 9. The under card will be broadcast live on TVING from 9:00 am.