It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Nov. 12, 2022) at UFC 281 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, as Israel Adesanya puts his undisputed middleweight title on the line in an anticipated grudge match with former foe and world-class striker Alex Pereira.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca,” Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, featuring two highly-anticipated championship showdowns. In UFC 281’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will look to settle the score with former kickboxing foe and No. 5-seeded contender, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, intends to defend her newly-won title for the first time against former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Zhang Weili.

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In addition to the middleweight headliner, UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza will put her 115-pound title up for grabs against former champion Zhang Weili. UFC 281 will also feature Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, the lightweight return of fan-favorite Dan Hooker, and the final Octagon appearance of former UFC champion Frankie Edgar.

Take a look below at UFC 281’s complete fight card line up and start times:

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)

10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira

Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler

Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez

Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles

‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPNews/ESPN+)

8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano

Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann

Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield

Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman

Early ‘Prelims’ Undercard (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+)

6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT

Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez

Michael Trizano vs. Seungwoo Choi

Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson

Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu


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