At UFC 287 in Miami, Israel Adesanya reclaimed the middleweight title by defeating ‘Poatan’ in their mixed martial arts rematch. This victory was Israel Adesanya’s way of exacting revenge on Alex Pereira.
Sean O’Malley, who will be competing against Marlon Vera in a rematch at UFC 299, which will also take place in Miami, is going to be defending his bantamweight title for the first time, and he is looking to achieve the same level of success as Adesanya did.
At UFC 252 in the year 2020, “Sugar” was defeated by Vera, which was the sole defeat of his whole career. Following the landing of a calf kick that struck his opponent’s peroneal nerve, “Chito” resulted in O’Malley’s leg becoming weakened. ‘Sugar’ experienced a momentary loss of sensation in his foot as a result of the kick, which rendered him susceptible to hits due to the fact that his movement was impeded.
Despite the fact that he was defeated by ground-and-pound, the bantamweight champion has, on multiple occasions, disregarded his defeat due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his downfall.
Shakiel Mahjouri conducted an interview with ‘Sugar’ prior to the UFC 299 event, during which he stated the following:
Alex Pereira was knocked out by Israel Adesanya during their rematch, which took place in Miami. Do you understand what I mean? As a result, I will have no choice but to go out there and carry out the same action. Take out ‘Chito’ in the rematch, and you will be able to change history. This will be a stunning sight.”
Michael Bisping speculates on Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya headlining UFC 300
UFC 300 is scheduled to take place in April, and it is anticipated that it will be one of the most successful cards in the history of the company.
Although there have been a number of fight announcements for the anticipated event, the pay-per-view headliner has not yet been made public. As a result, fans and analysts alike have speculated on who would be included in the event.
The winner of the fight between Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis, which is scheduled to take place at UFC 297 the following weekend, has been rumored to be the potential opponent of Adesanya at UFC 300.
On the other hand, Michael Bisping has recently introduced the possibility that the main event may be a fight for the light heavyweight belt between Alex Pereira and “The Last Stylebender.” After the Brazilian defeated Jiri Prochazka via technical knockout at UFC 295, becoming the new champion of the 205-pound division, he summoned Adesanya for a fight that would complete the trilogy.
In a video that was uploaded to YouTube not too long ago, Bisping expressed his opinions over the main event of the UFC 300, saying.
Who of the opponents of Alex Pereira has fought twice, winning once and losing the other? It was Israel Adesanya. Who among you would like to return and make the most of this opportunity? Obviously, that is Adesanya in question… 205 pounds in total. There it is, I see it now. However, there is a catch. There you have it: the main event of UFC 300. “Everything was wrapped up, and a little bowtie was placed on it.”