Of his five losses in professional kickboxing, only one man defeated Israel Adesanya twice and he will also be at UFC 276. Ahead of his fight with Sean Strickland at UFC 276, Brazilian Middleweight fighter Alex Pereira claimed that current Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is avoiding him.
Perreira, a former kickboxing champion, met Adesanya back in his days outside the octagon and gave the Nigerian-born fighter two unforgettable fights.
Perreira won the first fight by decision, but in their second encounter, the Brazilian showed how dangerous he could be. Pereira stunned Adesanya with a powerful punch that left him unconscious on the mat requiring medical attention.