Israel Adesanya welcomes Alex Pereira fight despite UFC inexperience

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Israel Adesanya has called out Alex Pereira for his next title defense after retaining his middleweight championship by beating Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Adesanya’s superiority in striking was evident in the octagon as CANNONIER could not land any telling blow, with ADESANYA keeping him at bay while picking him apart with jabs and kicks to the body and legs.

Overall, Adesanya out struck his American opponent 163-141, including 116-90 in significant strikes.

After the fight, Adesanya called out former kick-boxing rival Alex Pereira after the Brazilian knocked out Sean Strickland on the undercard of UFC 276.

Adesanya, however, gave credit to the Brazilian for his knockout win over Strickland but insisted he is the better all-round fighter and will show him what mixed martial arts is all about.

Pereira has two wins over Adesanya in their kickboxing days, including one by knockout.

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