UFC 281。亞歷克斯-佩雷拉擊倒以色列-阿德桑亞後醞釀重賽

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UFC 281。亞歷克斯-佩雷拉擊倒以色列-阿德桑亞後醞釀重賽

最後更新於.從混合武術部分

在混合武術中,任何事情都可能在任何時間發生。

以色列-阿德桑亞在UFC 281中艱難地發現了這一點,因為亞歷克斯-佩雷拉在第五輪即最後一輪比賽中擊敗了他,比賽還剩兩分鐘。

33歲的阿德桑亞在比賽結束前,在三位裁判的記分卡上都領先。

在第一輪比賽結束前的幾秒鐘,他還嚴重地搖晃了佩雷拉,離比賽的勝利還有一段距離。

這次失敗將刺痛阿德桑亞,但考慮到他們以前在踢拳中的交鋒,佩雷拉在比賽中處於下風,能夠擊敗新西蘭人,我們應該感到驚訝嗎?

佩雷拉在周六晚上踏入八角籠之前,早就向我們展示了他可以傷害阿德桑亞。

當他和阿德桑亞都是踢拳手時,佩雷拉兩次擊敗了他。

第一場勝利是在2016年通過決定取得的,但一年後,佩雷拉殘酷地擊倒了阿德桑亞--這是阿德桑亞在他的搏擊運動生涯中直到UFC 281所承受的唯一一次擊倒失敗。

踢拳中的兩次失敗是阿德桑亞在UFC 281的準備階段試圖淡化的事情。

通常情況下,阿德桑亞幽默風趣,在比賽周期間,他以更加嚴肅的態度對待自己--他真的想為這些損失報仇。

阿德桑亞於2018年加入UFC,並在不久之後成為這項運動中最大的明星之一。

最後的Stylebender "只用了18個月就成為中量級冠軍,在遇到佩雷拉之前,他成功地衛冕了五次。

這位巴西人於2021年11月在UFC首次亮相。

鑑於他對阿德桑亞的踢拳記錄,這位35歲的選手帶着很大的期望來到這裡。

他贏得了他的前三場比賽,包括對潛在競爭者肖恩-斯特里克蘭的一次引人注目的擊倒。那場勝利將佩雷拉推上了與他的老對手的巨型戰鬥。

我們不習慣看到阿德桑亞在中量級部門面對任何人的逆境。

他在他所有的五次衛冕戰中都表現得相對舒適。

因此,當巴西人在第五輪比賽中用右手打傷阿德桑亞時,麥迪遜廣場花園已售罄的觀眾一時驚呆了,場內響起了清晰的喘息聲。

人們不相信看到阿德桑亞陷入困境,一旦宣布新的冠軍,人群就會爆發出來。

阿德桑亞向裁判申辯說他是無辜的,並認為停賽太快了--這是他在賽後新聞發布會上談到的。

"我當時很好。我可以看到發生的一切。我的眼睛可能向後翻了一下,但我是清醒的,"他說。

隨着這場勝利,佩雷拉在他的第八次混合武術比賽中成為了UFC冠軍。

佩雷拉在比賽中表現出的堅韌不拔的精神怎麼強調都不過分。

在他進入第五輪也是最後一輪的前一刻,他的角落通知他,他需要一場終止的勝利,感覺到他正在失去這場比賽。

"一個回合,你就能成為世界冠軍。你需要擊倒他。這一輪是你的,"佩雷拉的團隊說,其中包括前UFC輕重量級冠軍格洛弗-特謝拉。

佩雷拉做出了回應,現在作為這項運動中最危險的部門之一的冠軍進入了2023年。

UFC總裁達納-懷特表示,在一場令人窒息的交鋒之後,他對兩人之間的重賽持開放態度。

"你必須尊重他[阿德桑亞]作為一個冠軍和他所做的一切。我不會排除立即進行重賽的可能性,"他說。

阿德桑亞也表達了他對重新進行比賽的興趣,佩雷拉也是如此,兩人之間的重賽可能是UFC歷史上最大的比賽之一。

阿德桑亞在賽後新聞發布會上的第一句話就很有說服力。

失去冠軍的拳手隨後參加新聞發布會的情況並不常見。

但阿德桑亞不是你常見的戰士。他很有尊嚴,他渴望贏回他的冠軍頭銜,並希望將此記錄在案。

同時,佩雷拉也是年度最佳拳手的候選人。

這位巴西人在2022年開始時沒有排名,但在今年結束時成為中量級冠軍。


Last updated on .From the section Mixed Martial Arts

In mixed martial arts, anything can happen at any time.

Israel Adesanya found this out the hard way at UFC 281 as Alex Pereira defeated him in the fifth and final round with two minutes remaining of the bout.

Adesanya, 33, was ahead on all three judges scorecards before the contest was brought to a dramatic end.

He was also moments away from winning the fight after badly rocking Pereira seconds before the klaxon was sounded to signal the end of round one.

This defeat will sting Adesanya but should we be surprised that Pereira, who was an underdog going into the fight, was able to beat the New Zealander considering their previous encounters in kickboxing?

Pereira had shown us he could hurt Adesanya long before he stepped into the Octagon on Saturday night.

When he and Adesanya were both kickboxers, Pereira defeated him twice.

The first win came via decision in 2016 but one year later, Pereira brutally knocked out Adesanya - the only knockout loss Adesanya has endured during his combat sports career up until UFC 281.

The two defeats in kickboxing were something Adesanya was trying to play down in the build-up to UFC 281.

Normally jovial and witty, Adesanya carried himself in a much more serious manner during fight week - he really wanted to avenge the losses.

Adesanya joined the UFC in 2018 and became one of the biggest stars in the sport soon after.

It took 'The Last Stylebender' just 18 months to become middleweight champion, a title he successfully defended five times before he ran into Pereira.

The Brazilian debuted in the UFC in November 2021.

The 35-year-old arrived with big expectations given his kickboxing record against Adesanya.

He won his first three fights including a notable knockout against potential contender Sean Strickland. That win catapulted Pereira to a mega fight with his old foe.

We are not used to seeing Adesanya face adversity from anyone in the middleweight division.

He's been relatively comfortable in all five of his title defences.

So, when the Brazilian hurt Adesanya with a right hand during the fifth round, the sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden momentarily was stunned, with audible gasps churning around the arena.

There was a disbelief to see Adesanya in trouble and the crowd erupted once a new champion was announced.

Adesanya pleaded his innocence to the referee and believed the stoppage was too soon - something he addressed in the post-fight press conference.

"I was fine. I could see everything happening. My eyes might have rolled back a little bit, but I was lucid," he said.

With the win, Pereira becomes a UFC champion in just his eighth mixed martial arts contest.

The resilience shown by Pereira during the fight cannot be overstated.

Moments before he entered the fifth and final round, his corner informed him he needed a stoppage win, sensing he was losing the fight.

"One round for you to be a world champion. You need to knock him out. This round is yours," said Pereira's team, which included former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira.

Pereira responded and now enters 2023 as the champion of one of the most dangerous divisions in the sport.

UFC president Dana White indicated he's open to a rematch between the two following a breathless encounter.

"You've got to respect him [Adesanya] as a champion and what he's done. I wouldn't rule an immediate rematch out," he said.

Adesanya also expressed his interest in running the fight back, as did Pereira, and a rematch between the two could be one of the biggest fights in UFC history.

Adesanya's first sentence in his post fight press conference was telling.

It's not common for fighters who lose their championship to then attend press conferences.

But Adesanya is not your common fighter. He's dignified, he's hungry to win his title back and wanted to put that on record.

Pereira, meanwhile, is a candidate for fighter of the year.

The Brazilian was unranked at the start of 2022, but ends the year as middleweight champion.

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