UFC 281 Fight Card

UFC 281 takes place this coming Saturday night, 12th November at Madison Square Garden in New York City and we’ve got the full fight card below.

In the main event there’s a fascinating showdown between long-time middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, who holds the distinction of having beaten ‘The Last Stylebender’ twice in the kickboxing ring and has won all three of his fights in the UFC so far.

In the co-main event Carla Esparza holds the strawweight title for the second time in her career and now seeks her first successful title defense against former champ Zhang Weili.

There’s more must-see action on the main card as former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier gets set to lock horns with former title contender Michael Chandler.

There’s also the retirement fight of former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s long career as he prepares to take his final bow at 41-years-old against Chris Gutierrez, who is unbeaten in his last seven Octagon outings.

And opening up the main card will be lightweight action as Dan Hooker tries to get back in the win column against Claudio Puelles, who is on a five-fight winning streak.

Check out the full UFC 281 card below.

Main Card

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


Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano
Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield
Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman

Early Prelims

Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez
Michael Trizano vs. Seung Woo Choi
Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson
Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu

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