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Israel Adesanya claims Alex Pereira has only six points on 'threat meter'

Israel Adesanya wasn’t in the least bit intimidated by Alex Pereira.

“The Last Stylebender” may have a 0-2 win over “Poatan” in kickboxing, but he doesn’t think the latter poses much of a threat in MMA, thanks to Pereira is the one-dimensionality of a fighter who scores a mere 6 on the Threat Scale.

Adesanya knocked down Pereira in 7 Glory Heroes but claims their rematch at UFC 281 will be is a completely different story, suggesting he has devised a strategy to beat the Brazilian on Nov. 12.

“Threat table, to be honest, as a mixed martial artist…I’ll give him a 6 to be honest. ..totally honest: Threats Mi Liu,” Adesanya tells Combat TV


ahead of title fight with Pereira (h/t ). “There’s one thing he’s really good at. It’s that left hook, and that’s how he catches a lot of people. He’s not going to catch me with a flying knee.”

“Left hook, that’s the most anticipated thing… yes, if I can take care of that, I can handle everything else.”

The only thing that prevents The Israeli Adesaya man is now in the UFC.

Alex Pereira defeats the middleweight champion in Stylebender’s final kickboxing bout.

Poatan makes MMA debut at UFC 268 pic.twitter. com/4qLis4dndm

— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 9, 2021

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira will see Adesanya take his middleweight title to victory in the five-round main event on November 12, 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York.



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