That set up a highly anticipated rubber match with former kickboxing foe Adesanya, whom Pereira defeated twice in the ring – once by his signature left-hook knockout.
Pereira was badly hurt in Round 1 and down 3-1 on the judges’ scorecards going into the final round at UFC 281. But once again, his power prevailed when he was able to score a standing TKO of Adesanya in Round 5.
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