MMA-UFC UFC 281: Adesanya v Pereira

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Izzy deserves immediate rematch but far out how do you come back from that? Wrestle/grapple heavy strategy?


Pereira looked so much bigger/stronger on the feet.
 

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Shi'ite thought Alex had nothing left in the tank. Smart decision to coast most of the 4th to catch his breath.

Yep kept it in the tank was a very Francis like fight didn't go hard early.

Classic Izzy backed up got the occasional punch and kick landed and kept Pereria in the fight.

This time the power got the best of him.
 

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Shi'ite thought Alex had nothing left in the tank. Smart decision to coast most of the 4th to catch his breath.

Me too, just saved it up for that last flurry and the power was too much for Izzy.
 

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Izzy's standup looked super rigid compared to normal, pressure absolutely got to him. He was mostly throwing ones twos, there was no real creativity to it. Even his defence was very timid. Periera is the real deal although id back a strong wrestler to keep him down
 

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Izzy deserves immediate rematch but far out how do you come back from that? Wrestle/grapple heavy strategy?


Pereira looked so much bigger/stronger on the feet.

s**t yeah he does but guess what your not the champ now, can't sit back, dodge duck and avoid your opponent as they need to beat you.

Not sure how he beats Pereria
 

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s**t yeah he does but guess what your not the champ now, can't sit back, dodge duck and avoid your opponent as they need to beat you.

Not sure how he beats Pereria
He was 2 minutes away from beating him. Or 10 seconds away at the end of the first

Stoked to see him lose, but can easily see him getting the belt back next time
 

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Good fight.....didn't think Pereira could go deep.

I'd give Izzy another shot. Been a great fighter and champion.

People with tall poppy syndrome should be getting behind the fighters from our end of the planet (aus/nz)....not against em.
 

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Kind of hope Alex turns down the rematch cause if it happens and Izzy wins then we're getting number 3 and that sucks for the division.

Waiting on the fence was such a big mistake for the whole of the fight for Izzy.
 

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s**t yeah he does but guess what your not the champ now, can't sit back, dodge duck and avoid your opponent as they need to beat you.

Not sure how he beats Pereria

Similar run to Woodley? Big statement to win the title, but then a string of defensive title defenses before dropping it.

Younger and more talent, will fighting the way he has will catch up to you.