As UFC 287 approaches, fans are eagerly anticipating the highly anticipated rematch between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. The two have a long-standing rivalry, with Pereira coming out on top in all three of their previous encounters, including a recent knockout victory that saw him claim the middleweight title.
Despite some criticism from his peers, Adesanya has been vocal about his desire for a quick rematch with Pereira, and he’ll have his chance to exact revenge on Saturday. It’s a risky move, but it’s also a testament to Adesanya’s “gangster” mentality, as UFC president Dana White would say.
In the co-main event, Jorge Masvidal will take on Gilbert Burns in a crucial matchup. Masvidal is looking to avoid a four-fight losing streak and keep his hopes for a bout with welterweight champion Leon Edwards alive. Burns is the heavy favorite to win, but Masvidal is known for his striking ability and could potentially pull off an upset.
The main card will also feature a bantamweight clash between Raul Rosas Jr. and Christian Rodriguez, a welterweight bout between Kevin Holland and Santiago Ponzinibbio, and a 135-pound fight between Rob Font and Adrian Yanez.
Overall, UFC 287 is shaping up to be an exciting event, with plenty of high-stakes matchups and intense rivalries on display. Fans can look forward to updates, highlights, and analysis throughout the night.
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