Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira head-to-head record

Last Modified Nov 12, 2023 05:54 GMT

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira is one of the most enthralling rivalries in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Starting from a kickboxing bout in 2016 to headlining at UFC 287 in 2023, the rivalry went on for seven years.

The former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya finally defeated Alex Pereira at UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2.

Israel Adesanya, for his last fight, lost his UFC middleweight championship to Sean Strickland and later announced that he is taking a break from mixed martial arts till 2027. Whereas, Alex Pereira, after his loss against Adesanya, moved up a weight class and is currently the new UFC light heavyweight champion. Pereira defeated Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 on November 12, 2023, and during his octagon speech, called out Israel Adesanya, who was already on retreat. Hence, fans are excited about yet another rematch between the absolutely phenomenal champions.

Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya face off (UFC 287).

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira's previous fights

Glory of Heroes 1

On April 2, 2016, Israel Adesanya, with an 11-win streak in kickboxing, faced Alex Pereira at Glory of Heroes 1 in Shenzhen, China. Pereira won the fight via unanimous decision.


Glory of Heroes 7

On March 4, 2017, Adesanya faced Pereira for the second time at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 'Poatan' won the fight via a left hook knockout in the third round.


UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira

Israel Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion, faced his arch-rival Alex Pereira for a professional MMA bout at UFC 281 on November 12, 2022, in New York, United States. Adesanya lost the middleweight title to Pereira in the fifth round via technical knockout.


UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2

'The Last Stylebender' defeated Alex Pereira at UFC 287 via knockout on April 8, 2023, and became the new UFC middleweight champion.

UFC 287: Pereira v Adesanya 2
UFC 287: Pereira v Adesanya 2

Stylebender and Poatan exchange words after their latest battle 🤝

There is no sport like Mixed Martial Arts. #UFC287

Hang it in the Louvre 🖼 #UFC287

Israel Adesanya vs Alex Perreira Stats

FighterMMA RecordHeightWeight Striking accuracyTakedown accuracy
Israel Adesanya 23-2-06 feet 3 inch185lbs(84kg)50%14%
Alex Pereira7-1-06 feet 3 inch 185lbs(84kg)60%100%

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Perreira Injury record

Israel Adesanya had suffered a breathing issue when he got knocked out after their kickboxing bout at Glory of Heroes 7. And it took some time for the former middleweight champion to regain his balance.

And most recently, Adesanya revealed that he had to go through a sciatic nerve injury caused by one of the leg kicks thrown by Pereira at UFC 281.

However, the Brazilian champion seems to avoid any severe injuries from Adesanya, or there are few on the record for now.

*Last updated on November 12, 2023.


Q. Who won Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira 1?

A. Alex Pereira won the UFC middleweight championship by defeating Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 via technical knockout. 

Q. How many fights has Alex Pereira had in the UFC?

A. Alex Pereira has had seven fights in the UFC so far.

Q. Where is UFC 287 taking place?

A. UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2 is set to take place at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States, on April 8, 2023.

Q. Who did Alex Pereira fighting last?

A. Alex Pereira fought Jiri Prochazka in his last fight.

Q. What rank is Alex Pereira?

A. Alex Pereira is currently the UFC light heavyweight champion. 

Q. Will Alex Pereira fight Israel Adesanya?

A. Following his UFC light heavyweight title win at UFC 295 against the former champion Jiri Prochazka, Alex Pereira has called out for a rematch against Israel Adesanya.