UFC 281 Card – All Fights & Details for ‘Adesanya vs. Pereira’

Event: UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date: Sat., Nov. 12, 2022
Start time: 10:00 PM ET (Main card)
8:00 PM ET (Prelims card)
Total Fights: 14
Main Event: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Location: New York, NY

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Madison Square Garden for UFC 281 in New York, NY. A middleweight match between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya is set to headline this event. “Adesanya vs. Pereira” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, in 2 months ago.

On Saturday night, we’ll also see Weili Zhang battle Carla Esparza in an excellent bout. Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler are targeted for a monumental clash that’s also slated to take place at UFC 281. Other announced fights include Chris Gutierrez vs. Frankie Edgar; and Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles.

So who is fighting on UFC 281 on November 12th? Let’s take a look!

UFC 281 card

UFC 281 fight card consists of three sections: early prelims, prelims, and the main card. Early prelims showcase new and up-and-coming fighters. The preliminary card typically features four to five fights, ending with an exciting matchup just before the main card begins. The main card features the highly-anticipated fights, including the main event.

“Adesanya vs. Pereira” is a PPV event, which means prelims and the main card will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ streaming service. Find out how to watch the full event here.

Here are the bouts reported for UFC 281 thus far in no particular order:

Main event:

  • Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya

Full card:

  • Weili Zhang vs. Carla Esparza
  • Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
  • Chris Gutierrez vs. Frankie Edgar
  • Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Renato Carneiro vs. Brad Riddell
  • Ryan Spann vs. Dominick Reyes
  • Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
  • Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman
  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez
  • Michael Trizano vs. Seung Woo Choi
  • Montel Jackson vs. Julio Arce

Please note, UFC 281 fight card, bout order, and the number of matches subject to change due to unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, but rest assured that Israel Adesanya versus Alex Pereira will be just one of the highlights on this electric night.

UFC 281 time

While final details are still waiting to be confirmed, the UFC 281 preliminary card is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM on ESPN/ESPN+, and the main ‘Adesanya vs. Pereira’ card is set to start at 10:00 PM, with the main event beginning around 12:00 AM PM.

UFC 281 starts in:

All times are in Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, click here to find out exact time UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira starts in your local area.

We use publicly available information from sources such as MMAscene and ESPN to ensure that our information is accurate. For more upcoming UFC events in both Las Vegas and Fight Island, click here. If you see a mistake, let us know.

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