In round five of last weekend’s main event between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya, I can’t say I saw that ending coming. Adesanya had taken some of by Pereira thunder, but he was still standing and could have won by decision. The best fighters all have an ego, however, and Adesanya kept dipping his toes into the fire on the final round, and eventually, he got burned. Kudos to the new champion for continuing to fight what was shaping up to be a losing battle, and to the former champion for not sitting in the lead. So yes, Pereira is a scary guy, but Adesanya is still just as scary, and I can’t wait to see them go after them again very soon.
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