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Pereira defeats Adesanya, winning middleweight champion

Alex Pereira is now the new middleweight champion after he knocked out Israel Adesanya with a stunning fifth-round punch.

This was Pereira’s fourth fight in the UFC.

While it seemed like Pereira was heading for a loss, he came at Adesanya with blitz of punches knowing that Adesanya was well ahead of him in points.

Adesanya fell to the ground for a moment but managed to stagger back to his feet obviously with hopes of owning the fight only for Pereira to continue to knock out punches until referee Marc Goddard intervened.

Pereira succeeded in stopping Adesanya in the fifth round to become the new UFC middleweight champion.

“I feel so blessed,” Pereira said about his victory. “I worked so hard for this. Sorry to everybody that I had to post some stuff, I had to do a little bit of trash talk this time. But I had to get in his head to win this fight.”

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Muzha Kucha