‘My last shot’ – Israel Adesanya admits UFC 287 showdown with Alex Pereira is do or die following brutal TKO loss
Israel Adesanya admits his upcoming UFC 287 showdown with Alex Pereira is his ‘last shot’ after suffering a brutal TKO loss at the hands of Jan Blachowicz.
The 31 year-old heavyweight, who has been dubbed ‘The Last Stylebender’, was knocked out in the second round of his UFC 259 title fight against the Polish champion.
The defeat was Adesanya’s first loss in his MMA career, and the devastating blow has left him determined to put on a show at UFC 287.
“This is my last shot,” Adesanya said in a press conference ahead of the fight. “I’m going to go out there and show everyone what I’m made of.”
Adesanya will take on Brazilian middleweight Pereira in what is expected to be a thrilling matchup.
The Israeli-born fighter is coming off a four-fight win streak, and is determined to prove he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level.
“I’m looking to finish this fight early,” Adesanya said. “I want to make a statement and show everyone that I’m still a force to be reckoned with.”
Pereira has a reputation for being an aggressive fighter, and Adesanya is expecting a tough bout.
“Pereira is a very aggressive fighter, but I’m ready for whatever he throws at me,” Adesanya said. “I’m going to go in there and make sure that I’m the one who comes out on top.”
Adesanya is looking to put his loss to Blachowicz behind him and make a statement at UFC 287.
“I’m ready to prove to everyone that I’m still a force to be reckoned with,” Adesanya said. “This is my last shot to do that and I’m going to make it count.”
The fight between Adesanya and Pereira is sure to be a thrilling matchup, and one that could have major implications for Adesanya’s career. The Israeli-born fighter is determined to prove he is still a force to be reckoned with, and UFC 287 is his last shot to do that.