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Israel Adesanya knocks out Alex Pereira to recapture UFC title

Related Topics: Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya, UFC, Miami

Israel Adesanya finally tasted victory over the one man who has had his number, brutally knocking out rival Alex Pereira to recapture the middleweight championship Saturday night at UFC 287 in Miami.

Pereira had Adesanya in trouble against the cage toward the end of the second round, but Adesanya responded with a powerful overhand right that stunned Pereira, then followed up with another right to knock him out cold.

The stoppage came at 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

The bout was a rematch of their first mixed martial arts meeting at UFC 281 in November, when Pereira dethroned Adesanya with a stunning fifth-round stoppage.