Alex Pereira Knocks Out Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya Again in Tough UFC Battle, Video

Alex Pereira Knocks Out Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya Again in Tough UFC Battle, Video

Ibitoye Shittu
November 13, 2022 at 7:41 PM
  • Nigerian star Israel Adesanya has been beaten for the third time in a UFC battle by Brazilian Alex Pereira
  • The 35-year-old Brazilian was again determined and knocked the Nigerian star in the fifth round of the fight
  • Pereira becomes the new undisputed champion with just five fights in the UFC which is an incredible record

Israel Adesanya has been defeated again by Alex Pereira when they met in a tough rematch on Sunday morning, 13 November, in what was a sad defeat for the Nigerian star.

Going into this battle, Adesanya had promised his fans that he would do well against his opponent, but Pereira was more determined to become the new UFC middleweight champion.

Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira, UFC, Nigeria
Alex Pereira knocks out Nigeria's star Israel Adesanya in tough UFC battle. Photo by Jeff Bottari
Source: Getty Images

Interestingly, Adesanya was winning the fight 3-1 in which Nigerian fans were happy thinking he would win the battle, but he was later knocked down.

How did it happen?

Adesanya was likely up on the scorecards, three rounds to one, when he slipped in the middle of the octagon. He tried to recover but it was the beginning of the end.

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As Adesanya retreated to the fence, Pereira followed and peppered him with punches to the face, stunning him and nearly knocking him unconscious.

Referee Marc Goddard ended the fight as Adesanya’s body went limp, though Adesanya protested the stoppage as he attempted to regain his composure.

WWE superstar reveals what it means

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how more than 15 years after leaving Nigeria for greener pastures, Tolulope Omogbehin, famously known as Omos, returned to Lagos as a WWE superstar.

The 28-year-old, who was signed into WWE in 2019, had a stint in professional basketball earlier but he was not quite successful in that sport.

Omos, who was in Saudia Arabia for WWE's Crown Jewel event where he went toe-to-toe with Braun Strowman in a battle of the giants, was spotted in Lagos, where he made an announcement as he joked, 'Omo Yoruba ni mi' (I'm a Yoruba man).

In his bid to give back to society, the Nigerian giant and his partners announced a continent-wide talent search to find Africa’s next WWE Superstar.

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