Israel Adesanya got one back at the son of Alex Pereira. Adesanya revealed the same during the post-fight interview
Israel Adesanya attained the punches he had been seeking for years, and when they connected, he reclaimed his title as middleweight champion of the UFC.
At 4:21 in Round 2 of the main event of UFC 287 at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Adesanya knocked out Alex Pereira.
The contest on Saturday was the rivalry's second MMA match and fourth overall in combat sports. Adesanya also achieved his first victory. With two victories in kickboxing (one by knockout and one by decision) and a title-winning TKO win over Adesanya at UFC 281 in November, Pereira entered the fight with a perfect lifetime record of 3-0.
One of the most viral images from the past fights of Adesanya and Pereira was Pereira’s son mocking Adesanya for getting knocked out. Izzy finally got one back in Miami and he said it out loud in the post-fight press conference as well.
“I’m petty bro. I remember, the first time I was knocked out in Brazil, his son came in the ring and just lied dead next to me. And I was like f**ing as**hole. I will whoop your dad’s a**, I will do it for you. I looked for the kid, I pointed at him and I was like ‘hey hey hey’ [pretends sleeping],” Adesanya said.
The champion, however noted that he is cool with the young kid and noted that they are cool. He also shared his respect for the son of Pereira.
What do you think of the revenge from Adesanya? Let us know in the comments below.
First Video: Alex Pereira son mocking Israel Adesanya when he was KOed the first time in 2017 and Izzy pointing at him and doing the same thing ????!— Buchi Laba (@Buchi_Laba) April 9, 2023
2nd Video; Isreal confirming he’s so PETTY ????????????!! Man waited for years! I LOVE THIS GUY! #ufc287 pic.twitter.com/ll0xyzA498