Fight fans in Nigeria looking to catch the UFC middleweight championship fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira may not need to cut sleep as the Nigerian will be fighting between 5:30am and 6:30am.
Adesanya and Pereira will be headlining UFC 287 scheduled to hold at the FXT Arena in Florida. The Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts superstar will be hoping to reclaim the middleweight title from arch rival Pereira and earn a first time win over him while the Brazilian will be looking to claim a fourth professional win over Adesanya and retain the middleweight crown.
Pereira in previous fights has bossed Adesanya winning all of their last three meetings with two coming by way of knockout. The last meeting saw the Brazilian claim the middleweight belt off Adesanya
Core fight fans will definitely stay up to watch the juicy UFC fights from the early preliminary fights to the preliminary and then the main card.
The early prelims starts from 11pm Nigerian time with a total of four fights. The main preliminary round which starts for 1am will have a total of four fights. The welterweight fights between Michael Chesa and Li Jingliang has been cancelled.
The main card which has a total of five fights is scheduled to start by 3am. Raul Rosas Jr will face off against Christian Rodriguez in the bantamweight division. Kevin Holland will be looking to bounce back from two straight losses when he faces 36-year-old Santiago Ponzinibbio in the welterweight division.
Rob Font faces Adrian Yanez in another bantamweight division clash while there will also be a mouthwatering battle between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Mashvidal in the welterweight division before the fight of the main fight of the night between Adesanya and Pereira.