Here’s how to watch Adesanya vs Pereira online, wherever you are, via Firestick and other streaming devices.
“The last Stylebender” will be stepping into the octagon this weekend to defend his UFC middleweight title for the sixth time. This time, Adesanya will face the only fighter to knock him out, Alex Pereira. The aforementioned fight took place during their kickboxing careers; it was Adesanya’s last kickboxing fight before he joined UFC. Pereira later joined UFC in 2021 and has been fast-tracked to a title shot after Adesanya defeated all top challengers in the division.
UFC 281 will take place at “the world’s most famous arena,” Madison Square Garden, and it is certainly among the most anticipated fight cards of 2022. In the co-main event, two-time and current UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza (20-6) and former titleholder Zhang Weili (22-3) will go head to head. But even before that, fans will be treated to what is expected to be an instant classic when Michael Chandler (23-7) and Dustin Poirier (28-7) meet to most likely determine the next challenger for the lightweight championship.
Main Event Preview
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Age: 33
- Height: 6′ 4″
- Reach: 80″
- Total Fights: 24
- Record: 23-1-0
Israel Adesanya made his professional MMA debut back in 2012 and amassed an 8-0 record, fighting mostly in Oceanian and Chinese circuits. In December 2017, it was announced that he had signed with UFC, and he consequently moved on from Kickboxing. The Nigerian beat Rob Wilkinson on his debut and followed that with five other wins to earn him a title shot. During that run, he beat Marvin Vettori, Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, former champion Anderson Silva, and Kelvin Gastelum in an interim title fight.
“The Last Stylender” then captured the middleweight title with his second-round KO win over Robert Whittaker. Since then, he has defended his title five times, beating Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, Robert Whittaker in a rematch, and most recently, Jared Cannonier. Adesanya’s only MMA blemish came in March 2021, when he decided to move up in weight and challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight championship.
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Age: 35
- Height: 6′ 4″
- Reach: 79″
- Total Fights: 7
- Record: 6-1-0
Alex Pereira is Adesanya’s old foe, contributing to his quick rise to title contendership. The Brazilian has defeated Adesanya twice during their kickboxing careers, with the latter being a knockout in the UFC champion’s last kickboxing match. Pereira started his transition to MMA in 2015 but only signed with UFC in September 2021. Before UFC, he had 4 fights and 1 loss, with the loss coming in his debut.
Under UFC, Pereira has faced Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva, and Sean Strickland. The Brazilian has won all three fights, with the first and the last being via TKO and KO, respectively. He last fought in July at UFC 276.
UFC 281 Adesanya vs. Pereira: Where & When?
- Date: Saturday, November 12
- Early Prelims: 11 pm GMT, 6 pm ET
- Prelims: 1 am GMT, 8 pm ET
- Main card (PPV): 3 am GMT, 10 pm ET
- Main event cagewalks: 6:00 am GMT, 1:00 am ET (approximately)
- Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira Fight Card
- Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Alex Pereira – UFC middleweight title
- Carla Esparza (c) vs. Zhang Weili – UFC women’s strawweight title
- Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler – Lightweight
- Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez – Bantamweight
- Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles – Lightweight
- Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano – Lightweight
- Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann – Light heavyweight
- Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield – Women’s flyweight
- Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman – Middleweight
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar – Lightweight
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez – Women’s strawweight
- Michael Trizano vs. Choi Seung-woo – Featherweight
- Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson – Bantamweight
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu – Light heavyweight
How to watch Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira on Firestick
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Method 1: Watch UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira Using Official Apps
ESPN has a long-term contract with UFC and distributes all UFC’s numbered events. However, watching UFC 281 in the US is a bit expensive. The event is being distributed as a PPV, and it’s going for $74.99. On top of that, you will need an active ESPN+ subscription, with the monthly plan costing $6.99. If you don’t have a subscription, you can get a yearly subscription plus UFC 281 bundle at $99.98.
Note that ESPN+ is geo-restricted to the US. If you have traveled outside the country, you will need to use a VPN and connect to a server in the US. Surfshark provides lots of servers in the US, and you can rely on it for the best speeds and performance.
BT Sport (UK)
BT Sport owns UFC PPV rights in the UK and broadcasts most UFC-numbered events without requiring an extra PPV subscription. This means that you can download the BT Sport app on Firestick or Android TV and watch UFC 281 with a monthly subscription. The network provides a contract-free plan that goes for £25 a month.
However, just like ESPN+, BT Sport is geo-restricted. This means that you will need to connect your Surfshark app to a server in the UK if you are not in the region.
WorldWide (Fight Pass/ Broadcasters)
UFC provides UFC Fight Pass, a streaming platform that provides UFC events to users worldwide. The streaming service will air the early prelims, prelims, and the main card in most regions outside the US. You can get a subscription for $29.99 a month, although there’s currently an offer that gives you two months at $14.99 a month.
But besides UFC Fight Pass, the main card will also be broadcast worldwide by various TV networks. Below is a breakdown of the networks broadcasting/streaming UFC 281.
|United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland||BT Sport 2|
|Asia||Fox Sports, Fox+|
|Canada||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|Africa||Super Sport Action, UFC PPV on Fight Pass.|
|Central Europe||RMC Sport 2 (France) DAZN (Germany, Italy) Discovery+ (Netherlands) |
Eurosport (Spain), Polsat Sport (Poland), Viaplay (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden)
XYZ Sports (Switzerland)
|Australia||Main Event, Fetch TV, Kayo, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|India||Sony Sports TEN 2|
Almost all these networks have streaming apps you can use with your cable subscription.
Method 2: Watch UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira Using Free Apks
If you’d like to watch UFC 281 for free on Firestick, you can use free streaming apks. These are unofficial apps that source links from the internet and provide hundreds or even thousands of free live TV channels. The channels on free streaming apps that will broadcast UFC 281 include BT Sport2, Super Sport Action, SONY TEN 2, RMC Sport 2, Eurosport, Viaplay, and Polsat Sport.
However, there are some precautions you need to take before you use free streaming options.
⚠ Free Streaming Precautions
Free sports streaming has been a huge concern among broadcasters and content distributors for many years. This is because, in many cases, these streams are pirated.
👀 Broadcasters have collaborated with ISPs and governments to curb the practice, and the result has been blocking streams, sending copyright notices, and taking legal action.
👉 For these reasons, we highly advise that you use a VPN if you wish to watch Adesanya vs Pereira for free on Firestick. This will help hide your activities and anonymize your connection to make you untraceable.
✋ However, you’ll also need to choose your VPN carefully, as some do not offer good privacy, and others are simply streaming nightmares.
Below are the best apks to watch the UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira.
1. Rapid Streamz
Rapid Streamz tops our list of the best apks to watch UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira. The app makes watching live sports quite easy by providing both direct links and live TV streams, organized in a simple manner. On the upper part, Rapid Streamz features various categories: Football, Cricket, Boxing, NFL, Rugby, Motorsport, WWE, and UFC. To watch UFC 281, go to UFC and select a link for the main event (you’ll also find prelims links).
Alternatively, you can scroll down to the Sports TV section, a part of the live TV section. Here, you’ll find 170+ sports channels. These include UFC Fight Pass, Super Sport Action, Sony TEN 2, RMC Sport 2, Eurosport, and DAZN.
2. Live NetTV
Live NetTV is a hugely popular live TV streaming app that provides hundreds of live TV channels for free. The app has a simple interface that organizes the channels into various categories: Sports, Entertainment, News, Documentary, and Kids. The sports section offers more than 5 channels that will be broadcasting UFC 281. These include BT Sport, Sony, and RMC Sport.
Besides the channels, Live NetTV also has a Live Events section that lists all major upcoming and ongoing sporting events. This section usually contains UFC PPVs, so just click on UFC 281.
TVMob is another of the best live TV streaming apps, and it provides more than a thousand channels sourced from around the world. The streaming app sports a superb interface that makes it both attractive and easy to use. On the main page, you’ll find categories that include Sports Entertainment, Music, Movies, Kids, and Documentaries.
To watch Adesanya vs Pereira, head to the sports section. You’ll find many channels broadcasting Adesanya vs Pereira, including BT Sport 2, RMC Sport 2, and Sony Ten 2. Apart from the channels, there’s a section named “schedule” where you can check the major upcoming events.
Method 3: Watch Adesanya vs Pereira Using Kodi Addons
Besides free streaming apks, you can also use Kodi addons to access UFC 281 free streams. These addons operate in a similar way to the apps in that they source their links from the web. However, you first have to install Kodi 19.4 on Firestick or Android TV to use these addons. From there, you can follow the guides we have given below for various addons and add them to Kodi.
1. Mad Titan Sports
Mad Titan Sports is arguably the most comprehensive sports Kodi addon, and it provides access to all major events. The addon has two main categories: Live Sports and Live TV. The Live TV section provides live TV channels through scrappers such as USTV, UKTVNow, and US Cable. These come with lots of sports channels you can use to watch UFC 281 Adesanya vs Pereira.
The sports section ensures that you can watch pretty much every popular sport by providing direct links for 15+ sports. Among these is a PPV section that you can use to watch UFC 281. There’s also a replay section where you can check out the match after it has aired.
Asgard is a superb all-in-one addon that offers free movies, TV shows, documentaries, sports, live TV, and so much more. The addon’s Live TV section is super impressive, and it sources links from addons such as TV Tap (installed later as a dependency).
Besides Live TV, Asgard also has a sports section that you can use to watch Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira after it has aired. The fight will be available in the sports section under UFC/MMA Replays. You won’t be limited in terms of the PPV event you want to access, even if it took place years ago.
3. The EndZone
EndZone is a popular Kodi addon for streaming live sports and events. The addon features a well-organized user interface with sections such as NBA, MLB, NFL, and MMA/ boxing. The EndZone majors in American sports, so you can bet it’s rich in the specialized content it provides.
To watch Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira, go to the MMA/ Boxing section, and you’ll find several links.
Other Kodi addons you can use to watch UFC 281 for free are:
UFC 281 features one of the best fight cards of the year. The two champions who are defending their titles are expected to have a tricky night, with the co-main event challenger widely expected to take the women’s strawweight title from Esparza. Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier are also predicted to provide the night’s most exciting bout in a day with many other exciting names. If you don’t want to miss out, the guide above should help you catch the fights live and even as a replay. But,
Enjoy the fight!