UFC 287 will see all-time great Israel Adesanya face middleweight champion Alex Pereira as he bids to reclaim the middleweight crown he held for three years.
The pair met in the Octagon for the first time last year, though they did have history prior to their UFC days, with Pereira twice beating Adesanya in two kickboxing bouts.
It will be one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year; will Adesanya avenge his only defeat at middleweight in MMA? Will Pereira hand him his fourth defeat across two disciplines to dethrone the Last Stylebender once and for all?
Here is all you need to know about UFC 287...
UFC 287 will take place on 8th April 2023.
A location is still TBC, though New York has been rumoured.
The main event will see Alex Pereira take on Israel Adesanya, and though the main card is yet to be finalised, the below fights have been confirmed for UFC 287:
- Gilbert Burns v Jorge Masvidal
- Kevin Holland v Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Raul Rosas Jr v Christian Rodriguez
- Rob Font v Adrian Yanez
- Gerald Meerschaert v Joe Pyfer
Yes, Alex Pereira will defend the middleweight title against Israel Adesanya.
Though not yet confirmed, the event will most likely be shown on BT Sport, rather than BT Sport Box Office.
Times are still TBC, but the preliminary card will likely start at 1am UK time, with the main card starting at 3am, and the main event around 5am.