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[BREAKING] UFC: Pereira knocks Adesanya out, claims middleweight title – Punch Newspapers

Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira1

Alex Pereira pulled off an upset against Israel Adesanya with a knockout in the fifth round to become the new UFC middleweight champion ending Adesanya’s reign atop the division.

Adesanya fought a near-perfect fight. He had Pereira out on his feet at the end of Round 1, but the Brazilian returned the favour in Round 5 to snatch it.

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