Pereira blocks a head kick as the champion goes into attack again.
Adesanya scores with a jab, then a right straight. Pereira responds by backing up the “Last Stylebender”.
Good head movement from Adesanya, not for the first time tonight. He kicks the body, then the legs, then the head. Adesanya is gaining confidence.
Now he backs up from Pereira.
Twice Adesanya feints for takedowns. He then grabs Pereira with a body lock and drives him to the cage wall.
Pereira throws a number of punches to the body. Adesanya lets go of Pereira then wings a right hook at the challenger’s head. Pereira narrowly misses with a heavy punch.
Another round in the bank for Adesanya, who narrowly evades a right hook on the buzzer.
Pereira needs a knockout to win this!
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