Israel Adesanya will defend the midweight title for the sixth time at UFC 281. Despite the opposition he faces in the Octagon, his competitor Alex Pereira has a history in kickboxing.

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The middleweight champion just shared a video of his exercise and is drawing motivation from that rivalry for his title match.

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Adesania can be seen frothing harshly with a medicine ball. When he picks up the fight rope exercises again, he keeps the same level of intensity.

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The fact that Adesanya was so intense prior to UFC 281 shouldn't come as a surprise. The middleweight was unable to outperform the champion Pereira in his two kickboxing matches.

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Adesanya's kickboxing career came to an end when he was demoted from middleweight, where he was previously rated No. 4, even though his first loss was by unanimous decision.

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In his fighting games, Pereira has only ever defeated Adesanya once in his career.

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Many believed that the middleweight champion would lose his championship at UFC 281 because of his prior confrontations.

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Henry Cejudo, a former double champion, modified his forecast from challenger to knockout after seeing his most recent two bouts.

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After witnessing the first of his two kickboxing battles on his YouTube show, Fight Feedback, Cejudo's perspective was altered.

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Was closely observing this combat, and Israel was correct. He lost this struggle, and it was due to this man and what he did, as I can see it now firsthand.

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