The main event of UFC 287 is an instant rematch between the two fighters, who initially faced each other at UFC 281. Pereira won their first encounter with a knockout victory in the fifth round. If Adesanya is successful, it will finally put a stop to a three-fight losing record against the Brazilian, which includes one defeat in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and two defeats in kickboxing battles. Find out all you need to know about the second meeting between Pereira and Adesanya here.
How to watch UFC 287 Pereira vs Adesanya 2 Live:
Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:
Live Broadcast: UFC 287 Pereira vs Adesanya 2 Live
Date and Time of UFC 287
On April 8, the UFC 287 event will take place. The early prelims will begin at 6 p.m. ET, which corresponds to 10 p.m. ET GMT and 9 a.m. AEDT. The preliminary exams will begin at 8 p.m. ET, which corresponds to 12 a.m. GMT and 11 a.m. AEDT. The main program of UFC 287 will start at 10 p.m. ET, which is equivalent to 2 a.m. GMT and 1 p.m. AEDT.
Depending on how long the undercard bouts go on for, Pereira and Adesanya should start making their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, which translates to 4:15 a.m. GMT and 3:15 p.m. AEDT.
Where is UFC 287 Held?
The Miami-Dade Arena, located in Miami, Florida, will serve as the venue for the bout.
UFC 287 Fight Preview
On Saturday night, Alex Pereira will attempt to successfully defend his UFC middleweight belt for the first time.
When he faces the current UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira on Saturday night, Israel Adesanya will be looking to get his retribution.
Israel Adesanya competes in MMA and kickboxing, and he is hoping that the fourth time will be the charm when he challenges Alex Pereira for the UFC middleweight championship on April 8 at UFC 287. This bout is a rematch for the middleweight championship held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and it takes place in the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida.
In 2015, Pereira began his professional career. After suffering his first defeat, he has won seven matches in a row and is currently undefeated in the UFC. The Brazilian superstar won the UFC middleweight championship by submission against Israel Adesanya at UFC 281, which took place in New York. Pereira, a GLORY champion, has almost 20 victories via knockout in his kickboxing career, and he has six victories by power punch in his mixed martial arts career.
How exactly does Pereira want to get ready for this fight? boxing contender Zhilei Zhang by engaging in sparring with him. He is also trying to get into Adesanya’s head by releasing videos of sparring sessions with the captions of his birthday and the date of UFC 287, with the latter having a coffin emoji next to it. This tactic is intended to make Adesanya think about losing the fight.
After a successful career in kickboxing, during which he won over 70 fights, Adesanya made his debut in mixed martial arts in 2012. He is now considered one of the finest strikers in the history of combat sports. After joining the UFC in 2018, he swiftly progressed up the rankings, eventually defeating Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC middleweight title in 2019 and Robert Whittaker for the championship a few months later. He joined the UFC in 2018. “The Last Stylebender” successfully defended the belt on five separate occasions until Pereira was able to win it.
Adesanya would like to win the middleweight belt again, but he thinks he can put that goal to the side for now in order to concentrate on finally having an advantage against Pereira.
Jorge Masvidal, who hails from Miami, will square off against Gilbert Burns in the co-main event.
In 2003, Masvidal made his debut in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), and he has since participated in organizations such as the AFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, and World Victory Road. “Gamebred” made his debut in the UFC in 2013, and he now holds a record of 12-9 for the organization. Masvidal prevailed over Nate Diaz to capture the BMF title, and his victory over Ben Askren was the quickest knockout in the annals of UFC competition. In bout number three of his current losing skid, Masvidal was defeated by his nemesis Colby Covington at UFC 272.
Burns is a four-time gold medalist in the sport of jiu-jitsu, and he began competing professionally in 2012. He joined the UFC in 2014. When he competed against Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship in 2021, his winning streak of six fights was finally broken. Since then, he has a record of 2-1, with his most recent victory coming through submission in January against Neil Magny.
UFC 287 Fight Card
- Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya: For Pereira’s UFC middleweight championship
- Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal, Welterweight
- Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez, bantamweight
- Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, Welterweight
- Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez, bantamweight
- Middleweight; Chris Curtis and Kelvin Gastelum
- Luana Pinheiro takes on Michelle Waterson in the women’s strawweight bout.
- Gerald Meerchaert vs. Joe Pyfer, Middleweight
- Cynthia Calvillo and Lupita Godinez will battle it out in the women’s strawweight division.
- Catchweight bout between Ignacio Bahamondes and Trey Ogden
- Featherweight; Shayilan Nuerdanbieke and Steve Garcia
- Women’s strawweight contest between Jaqueline Amorim and Sam Hughes