UFC 281 results, Alex Perera beats Israel Adesanya

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Alex Perera has managed to dismiss Israel Adesanya twice.

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Saturday night's UFC 281 event at Madison Square Garden in New York saw Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya fight in a tight fight.

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Pereira went 7-1 to win the UFC Middleweight Championship.

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Alex Perera defeated Israel Adesanya by TKO in the fifth round to become the new middleweight champion.

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Adesanya managed five title defenses as the 23-2 middleweight champion to retain the undisputed crown.

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Perera was injured at the end of Round 1 by Adesanya but then dominated the ground game in the third match before Perera took over in the final round.

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Referee Mark Goddard stopped the fight after Perera landed a flurry of punches on Adesanya.

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