On Saturday, Nov. 12, the UFC hosted UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira, live from the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event featured two title fights.
The early prelims aired live on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ starting at 6 p.m. ET, with the preliminary card following on ESPNEWS starting at 8 p.m. ET. The main card shifted to ESPN+ pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET. Check below for full results.
Alex Pereira def. Israel Adesanya by TKO (punches). Round 5, 2:01 – for the middleweight title
Weili Zhang def. Carla Esparza by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:05 – for the strawweight title
Dustin Poirier def. Michael Chandler by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:00
Chris Gutierrez def. Frankie Edgar by knockout (knee). Round 1, 2:01
Dan Hooker def. Claudio Puelles by TKO (body kick). Round 2, 4:06
Renato Moicano def. Brad Riddell by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:20
Ryan Spann def. Dominick Reyes by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:20
Erin Blanchfield def. Molly McCann by submission (kimura). Round 1, 3:37
Andre Petroski def. Wellington Turman by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Matt Frevola def. Ottman Azaitar by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:30
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Silvana Gomez Juárez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Mike Trizano def. Seung Woo Choi by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:51
Montel Jackson def. Julio Arce by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Carlos Ulberg def. Nicolae Negumereanu by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:44
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