Completed MMA Event

UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2

UFC 287
  • Saturday 04.08.2023 at 06:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Miami-Dade Arena
  • Location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $11,943,363
  • Attendance: 19,032
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya II   |   $50,000 bonus to Adesanya
  • Performance of the Night
    Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez   |   $50,000 bonus to Font
  • Fight of the Night
    Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter

Referees

  • Dan Miragliotta
    Pereira vs. Adesanya II (12)Holland vs. Ponzinibbio (9)
  • Marc Goddard
    Burns vs. Masvidal (11)Gastelum vs. Curtis (7)Meerschaert vs. Pyfer (5)
  • Keith Peterson
    Font vs. Yanez (10)Rosas Jr. vs. Rodriguez (8)
  • Larry Folsom
    Waterson-Gomez vs. Pinheiro (6)Calvillo vs. Godinez (4)Garcia vs. Nuerdanbieke (2)
  • Andrew Glenn
    Ogden vs. Bahamondes (3)Hughes vs. Amorim (1)

Event Discussion

CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook

04.12.2023 | 4:02 PM ET

> People are too harsh on Raul Rosa Jr, Dude 18 years old, Let the kid get better 

in my opinion this is the problem with the type of promotion the UFC does. They took all that time to build up this kid in their promotional videos and social media posts to be someone who he's really not. It's not that this kid can't ever reach that point and be that person that they were selling to us, but right now that's just not him. Rob Font talked about it with Adrian Yanez; where everyone was building him up to be able to walk through Font, and in reality we saw him exposed for not being who we were told he was going to be on that night. 

So you're not wrong, but I think that people are just reacting to the "false advertising" they were given for the last few weeks. They're basically reviewing a product for what it really is right now, but maybe in like 4-5 years it ends up being the best thing ever after some improvements are made. That's at least the way I'm looking at it.
AyyLmaonnaise
AyyLmaonnaise

04.12.2023 | 4:04 PM ET

It’s the UFC’s fault. They could’ve literally given him one of the 15 or so 135ers they’re gonna cut for dwcs anyways but instead they give him a legit prospect? Seems very stupid from their part. The only reasoning I can understand is it was a test to see if they push him or slow roll him but other than that I don’t understand why they made that fight 
JM Barrie
JM Barrie

09.14.2023 | 3:05 PM ET

only 10% of tapology got the right pick



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