So, both Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira are top notch fighters in the UFC. They have already faced off against each other before 3 times- twice in kickboxing and once in UFC. Israel Adesanya Vs Alex Pereira 2 – Why this fight is significant?
So, Israel has actually lost all 3 times against Alex. The first kickboxing match they had went to a decision in which Israel lost. A lot of people feel that Israel actually won that fight. Meanwhile, they faced each other a second time in which Israel was dominating the fight until he got knocked out by Alex.
Adesanya Vs Pereira
After his kickboxing career, Israel entered the UFC where he had a very successful run being undefeated with a record of 20-0 in the middleweight class having his first loss against Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title.
Later, Alex entered the UFC and challenged Israel Adesanya for the title. Alex was 6-1 leading up to the fight. Israel was winning the fight and had the majority of rounds in his favor until he got knocked out by Alex again.
So, Alex is currently the champion and Israel is facing him tomorrow for the rematch.