UFC 276 Live Blog: Adesanya Set to Defend Belt

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By Justin Barrasso Two title bouts will be decided Saturday night, including Israel Adesanya’s defense of his middleweight belt against Jared Cannonier. MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT: SEAN STRICKLAND VS. ALEX PEREIRA — 11:19 PM ET Alex Pereira has revealed himself to be the next top contender for the middleweight title. The decorated kickboxer dropped Sean Strickland with a left hook, finishing the fight with his ensuing right hand. In only his seventh career fight, Pereira (6–1) has instantly become the top challenger for Israel Adesanya, whom he has already defeated twice in kickboxing. This was the fi…

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