Former middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, dey expect to collect $2.6m from him fight against the Brazilian rival, Alex Pereira, at UFC 281 after him fail to defend him title for di Maddison Square Garden wey dey New York.
According to Mixed Martial Arts salaries, di amount go dey divided into a base salary of $2 million, a pay-per-view payout of $600,000 and sponsorship earnings of $42,000. Pereira go collect $332,000.
Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) beat Adesanya for di third time for dier combat sports careers when he stopp di then-champion by fifth-round Technical Knockout. Di loss na Adesanya’s first for di middleweight and him first stoppage defeat.
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Di Last Stylebender don dey win di fight for di early rounds. However, him get caught in di final sequence for di fight against Pereira. The loss mean say Adesanya don lost him UFC middleweight title to Pereira after he earn di belt in a win over Robert Whittaker in October 2019.
Di two, who get a long history, don fight twice before in kickboxing, with di Brazilian winning both times, di more recent being di 2017 knockout of Adesanya.
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