UFC 287 live fight updates, results, highlights from Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2


Does Alex Pereira have Israel Adesanya’s number, or can the former champion finally take down the hard-hitting Brazilian? That will be decided at UFC 287 on April 8.

Pereira defends the UFC middleweight title against Adesanya inside the Miami-Dade Arena. The fight will air on ESPN+ PPV.

Beating Adesanya twice in kickboxing and at UFC 281 for the middleweight title, Pereira is one of the fastest fighters to become a champion since Brock Lesnar. With six wins via knockout in MMA competition, the former kickboxing champion survived a back-and-forth affair to beat Adesanya in the fifth round of their last fight.

Despite videos of Adesanya appearing to improve his game, Pereira, who is training with Glover Teixeira and Chuck Liddell, isn’t buying into the hype. 

“Everyone talks about how he [is going to get better], but they forget it’s not just one guy working hard and trying to fix [mistakes],” Pereira told Yahoos Sports. “I have worked very hard to get to this point, and I am not ready to say, ‘OK, this is all good,’ and accept whatever happens. No. I will be a different fighter, a better fighter, too. Don’t forget that.”

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Adesanya, who successfully defended the UFC middleweight title five times before losing at UFC 281, had a 23-fight win streak in the division snapped by Pereira. “The Last Stylebender” is focused on the task at hand and is ready to finally take down his version of the Boogeyman in Pereira by any means necessary. 

“F— the belt, I’m coming for his head,” Adesanya said at the pre-fight press conference via Middle Easy. “This is my 8-Mile moment. This is it, one more shot at this. I’ve put everything on my back. I’ve done everything in my power to make sure I do the worst thing to this man this weekend. I’m done with this talking s—.” 

In the co-main event, Miami’s Jorge Masvidal faces Gilbert Burns. Masvidal is on a three-fight losing streak, while Burns is 2-2 in his last four bouts. 

The Sporting News will provide live results and updates from UFC 287. Stay tuned! 

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Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2 results, highlights

The prelims start at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT, while the main card starts at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT.

The first fight of the night saw Sam Hughes defeat Jaqueline Amorim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Amorim looked great in round one but faltered as the fight continued. The second fight saw Steve Garcia land a huge kick to the gut of Shayilan Nuerdanbieke in round two for the comeback win. 

Welcome everyone to The Sporting News’ live coverage of UFC 287. Right before fight night began, Karl Williams vs. Chase Sherman was nixed due to a medical issue on the part of Sherman. 

When is UFC 287: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2? 

  • Date: Saturday, April 8 | Sunday, April 9
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. ET GMT | 8 a.m. AEDT
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT 
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 2:15 p.m. AEDT (approx.)

UFC 287 takes place on April 8. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. ET GMT | 8 a.m. AEDT, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT. The UFC 287 main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. 

Pereira and Adesanya should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 2:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch UFC 287: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. April 8 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. April 8 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sun. April 9 BT Sport
Australia Sun. April 9 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 287 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+. 

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

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In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass. 

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2 PPV price: How much does UFC 287 cost? 

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the U.S., the UFC 287 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 287 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for the UFC 287 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 287 results

Main card

  • Alex Pereira (c) vs. Israel Adesanya 2 for the UFC middleweight title
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal; Welterweights
  • Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez; Bantamweights
  • Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Welterweights
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez; Bantamweights


  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis; Middleweights
  • Michelle Waterson vs. Luana Pinheiro; Strawweights
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer; Middleweights


  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez; Strawweights
  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Trey Ogden; Catchweight
  • Steve Garcia def. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via KO (0:36 into round two)
  • Sam Hughes def. Jaqueline Amorim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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