UFC 281 Delivers Great Theatre in Successful Night for Dana White

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Sports Illustrated

By Justin Barrasso in the second-highest-grossing event at Madison Square Garden, Alex Pereira punctuated a captivating card with a fifth-round victory vs. Israel Adesanya to become champ. View the original article to see embedded media. NEW YORK—UFC president Dana White didn’t need to understand Portuguese to feel the intensity from Alex Pereira’s corner before the start of the fifth round. In between the fourth and fifth rounds, Pereira’s corner implored him to seize the moment in his middleweight title bout against Israel Adesanya. “It was straight out of a movie,” says White, speaking excl…

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