The current UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, who twice lost to Alex Pereira in kickboxing fights, is confident that the Brazilian, who sent him to a deep knockout, does not pose a serious threat to him in mixed martial arts.
“If we talk about his danger as an MMA fighter, on a scale of threat from one to ten, I will give him a six,” Adesanya said in an interview with Combat TV. “I speak absolutely honestly – six, this is his maximum. There’s only one thing he’s really good at, and that’s the left hook. He caught them many rivals “
“He can’t catch me with his knee in a jump. In our last fights, he didn’t even try to punch him, and I already caught him with this blow. The left hook is the main thing I need to pay attention to. He will have to focus on a lot more aspects.”
The middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira will be the main event of UFC 281 on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.