Round one: Stylebender lands solid hit
Pereira comes straight out with a jumping front kick! He barely misses.
Low kick from Adesanya. Lots of feints from the champion. The arena is strangely quiet and the champ looks intensely focused in the Octagon.
Another leg kick from Adesanya. Pereira now returns the favour, before kicking high. He eats a stern jab, though.
Adesanya just about sees a head kick blocked. Nice counter jab from the champion, then a fierce right cross over the top.
Pereira is falling massively for Adesanya’s feints. The challenger comes forward now, and Adesanya reaches out to grab his gloves.
Pereira with a glancing head kick; Adesanya with a solid low kick, then a body kick.
Pereira kicks to the body, before Adesanya kicks low once more.
Pereira is backing up Adesanya and narrowly misses with a left hook, then a knee!
Adesanya with a firm body lock late in the round, but Pereira lands a number of body punches in there.
ADESANYA HITS PEREIRA WITH A SOLID RIGHT HAND, AND PEREIRA STUMBLES ON HIS FEET!
Then a left hook on the buzzer, and Pereira almost goes down! WOW!
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