Israel Adesanya sure knows how to promote a fight.
The former UFC Middleweight Champion is set to return in the main event of UFC 287 where he looks to avenge three losses to rival and current king Alex Pereira. UFC President Dana White announced the fight just days ago and Adesanya is already doing his best to hype up the already highly-anticipated rematch.
‘I Want To Play A Game’
Ahead of fighting on Apr. 8, Adesanya has released a trailer for the title bout, inspired by the ‘Saw’ movies. You can watch it below.
“In this game, we don’t keep score… we settle them,” Adesanya wrote on his Twitter.
A Score To Settle
‘The Last Stylebender’ lost to Pereira twice in kickboxing, one by decision in 2016 and the other by knockout in 2017.
Years later, Pereira would follow his rival across to MMA. The UFC picked up ‘Poatan’ following two straight wins as a pro and of course because of an incredible kickboxing resume. Pereira lived up to the hype as he won his first three fights in the UFC and ultimately beat Adesanya yet again at UFC 281, winning by knockout in the final round.
While he’s down 0-3, Israel Adesanya will look to finally ‘settle the score’ in his fourth fight against Alex Pereira at UFC 287.