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November 13, 2022 - 5:39 AM

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UFC 281 takes place Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) puts his title on the line against challenger Alex Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who holds two kickboxing wins over him. In the co-feature, women's strawweight champion Carla Esparza (19-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) defends the belt for the first time in her second stint as champ against former titleholder Zhang Weili (22-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) ) ), who is a 4-1 favorite to reclaim the title.

In addition, former Bellator champ Michael Chandler (23-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) takes on former UFC interim titleholder Dustin Poirier (28-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC) in a key lightweight bout and former 155-pound champ Frankie Edgar (24-10-1 MMA, 18-10-1 UFC) fights for what is expected to be the final time when he meets Chris Gutierrez (18-3-2 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) at bantamweight.

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 6 pm ET for the early prelims on ESPN+, 8 pm ET for the prelims on ESPNews and 10 pm ET for the main card on pay-per-view.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC 281 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporters Mike Bohn (@MikeBohn), Nolan King (@mma_kings) and Ken Hathaway (@kenshathaway) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Carlos Ulberg

Round 1 – Here we go with the first fight of the night. Ulberg staying on the outside and using a lot of movement here. He hops in and out as he picks his shots. Big leg kicks land for Ulberg. Negumereanu is chasing, growing frustrated, as he's unable to land him. Solid jabs by Ulberg. Oh! Ulbeg catches Negumereanu with a huge left as he looked to close the distance.

Result: Carlos Ulberg def. Nicolae Negumereanu via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:44
Recap: Carlos Ulberg kicks off UFC 281 with a bang, faceplants Nicolae Negumereanu with brutal knockout
Photos: Carlos Ulberg def. Nicolae Negumereanu at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Carlos Ulberg (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Nicolae Negumereanu (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson

Round 1 – And they touch gloves. Jackson closes the distance on Arce and pins him against the cage. Jackson lands knees to the leg and body from the clinch. landing good jabs. One minute left. Jackson misses a shot, Arce ducks under and gets a takedown in the final seconds.

MMA Junkie scores it 10-9, Arce.

Round 2 – Just like Round 1, Arce chasing down Jackson here. Arce is not landing a ton, as Jackson is solid defensively, but Jackson has no output so far. Good jab by Arce. One minute left. Jackson ties up Arce and presses him against the cage. Good takedown defense by Arce so far. The bell rings, Jackson unable to get the takedown.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Arce.

Round 3 – Oh! A jab from Jackson drops Arce in the first seconds of the round. Jackson follows through and is now on top, landing shots. Arce seems to have recovered now and is attacking with submissions from the guard. triangle, but Jackson gets out. Three minutes left. Jackson not doing much damage, just controlling and defending any grappling attack from Arce. Good right hand by Jackson. Not much action here. The bell rings.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Jackson. Overall 29-28, Arce.

Result: Montel Jackson def. Julio Arce via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-29)
Photos: Montel Jackson def. Julio Arce at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Montel Jackson (12-2 MMA, 6- 2 UFC), Julio Arce (18-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Marc Goddard
Judging: Bryan Miner, Sal D'Amato 30-27. Dough Crosby 29-28.

Seungwoo Choi vs. Michael Trizano

Round 1 – What! Both fighters connect with left hooks and they both get dropped. They're back on the feet, and it's a wild one. Trizano pressing Choi here. Trizano drops Choi with a clean right hand. Solid ground-and-pound by Trizano. Choi gets up quickly. He seems to be ok. Three minutes left. Good jab by Trizano. Nothing seemed to connect clean from that follow-up attack. One minute left. Huge left-hand drops Choi. Trizano lands a few follow-up shots and the fight is over.

Result: Michael Trizano def. Seungwoo Choi via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:51
Recap: Michael Trizano KOs Seungwoo Choi to finish off insane one-round war
Photos: Michael Trizano def. Seungwoo Choi at UFC 281: Best photos
Records : Michael Trizano (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), Seungwoo Choi (10-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Round 1 – Kowalkiewicz immediately takes on the pressure fighter role. She's non-stop moving forward. And a takedown for the former UFC title challenger. Kowalkiewicz now takes Juarez's back. Three minutes left. No ground-and-pound from Kowalkiewicz here. It's mainly hand fighting. Two minutes left. Kowalkiewicz in complete control here. Juarez is able to get back to her feet in the final 20 seconds, but nothing much transpires before the bell rings.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Kowalkiewicz.

Round 2 – Again, Kowalkiewicz pressing here while Juarez stays on the outside. Good combo lands by Kowalkiewicz. Juarez keeping the fight on the feet, taking good angles to avoid being cut off in the octagon, but she's not landing much. Three minutes left Oh! Big right hand by Juarez. Kowalkiewicz eats it well. Good jab by Juarez. She's starting to find her range. Another jab by Juarez. bell rings.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Juarez.

Round 3 – Interesting fight here. Good jab by Kowalkiewicz. Oh and a nice body hook by Juarez. Juarez clearly with the higher output here. Another big right hand connects for Juarez. Another big right hand by Juarez. Two minutes left. Juarez is out landing Kowalkiewicz here. She also has the bigger shots. One minute left. Kowalkiewicz takes down Juarez. break off. Final seconds. Nice closing sequence lands for Juarez.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Juarez. Overall 29-28, Juarez.

Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Silvana Gomez Juarez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Photos: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Silvana Gomez Juarez at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (14-7 MMA, 7-7 UFC), Silvana Gomez Juarez (11-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC)
Division: Women's strawweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Marc Goddard
Judging: Mike Bell, Sal D'Amato, David Tirelli 29-28.

Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola

Round 1 – Azaitar taking the outside of the cage here, while Frevola pressures. Good jab by Frevola. Azaitar comes in wreckless and gets knocked out clean. He's out. Massive counter right hand by Frevola.

Result: Matt Frevola def. Ottman Azaitar via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:30
Recap: Matt Frevola steamrolls Ottman Azaitar with three-punch knockout
Photos: Matt Frevola def. Ottman Azaitar at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Matt Frevola (10-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC), Ottman Azaitar (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Dan Miragliotta

Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman

Round 1 – Petroski and Turman and throwing heat! Big power from both guys. Big right hand by Petroski. Turman with a couple of hard leg kick. Petroski appears to have wobbled Turman with a right hand, but he's quickly recovered. by Petroski. Petroski shoots for a takedown, he briefly gets it, but Turman gets back up. Petroski now presses Turman against the cage. Turman breaks free. One minute left. round.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Petroski.

Round 2 – Turman with very hard leg kicks to get the round started. Petroski is feeling it. Nice right hand by Turman. And Petroski gets the fight to the ground. Solid control here. choke, but Turman defends well and gets back to his feet in a scramble. Takedown now by Turman. Petroski looks tired. Two minutes left. Petroski back up, but he's being presses against the cage. He moves to full mount now. One minute left. Petroski controlling from half-guard, but he's not landing many strikes. Petroski lands a few elbows before the bell rings.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Petroski.

Round 3 – Petroski shoots for a takedown right off the bat. He takes down Turamn. Turman back up, but gets slammed. Petroski sinks in a guillotine choke. but till mounted. Turman recovers guard. Petroski in full control here. He lands ground-and-pound, but nothing that seems to hurt Turman. but gets slammed back to the ground. One minute left. Petroski maintains top position all the way through.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Petroski. Overall 30-27, Petroski.

Result: Andre Petroski def. Wellington Turman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Photos: Andre Petroski def. Wellington Turman at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Andre Petroski (9-1 MMA, 4- 0 UFC), Wellington Turman (18-6 MMA, 3-4 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
Broadcast: ESPNews/ESPN+
Referee: Keith Peterson
Judging: Bryan Miner 29-28, Doug Crosby, David Tirelli 30-27.

Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann

Round 1 – McCann with a one, two. Blanchfield responds with a solid leg kick. McCann is throwing heat right off the bat. Solid jabs by Blanchfield. is raining punches and elbows to the head. McCann can't get out, she's completely trapped. Two minutes left. Blanchfield attacking the arm with a kimura. she gets it!

Result: Erin Blanchfield def. Molly McCann via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 3:37
Recap: Erin Blanchfield torques Molly McCann into nasty submission to finish off one-sided performance
Photos: Erin Blanchfield def. Molly McCann at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Erin Blanchfield (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), Molly McCann (13-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC)
Division: Women's flyweight
Broadcast: ESPNews/ESPN+
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann

Round 1 – Big fight here at light heavyweight. Oh! And Spann hurts Reyes with a right hand. Reyes is wobbled.

Result: Ryan Spann def. Dominick Reyes via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:20
Recap: Ryan Spann destroys Dominick Reyes with vicious 80-second knockout
Photos: Ryan Spann def. Dominick Reyes at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Ryan Spann (21-7 MMA, 7-2 UFC), Dominick Reyes (12-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: ESPNews/ESPN+
Referee: Marc Goddard

Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell

Round 1 – Nice jab by Moicano gets things started. Moicano pressing Riddell here. Big head kick connects by Moicano. Riddell seems stunned. Riddell now closes the distance and presses Moicano against the cage, but Moicano breaks away. Stiff jab lands by Moicano. He's looking sharp tonight. Another jab by the Brazilian. Moicano takes the fight to the ground and gets Riddell's back.

Result: Renato Moicano def. Brad Riddell via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:20
Recap: Renato Moicano quickly submits Brad Riddell, cuts all-time promo in expletive-filled Joe Rogan interview
Photos: Renato Moicano def. Brad Riddell at UFC 281: Best photos
Records: Renato Moicano (17-5-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC), Brad Riddell (10-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: ESPNews/ESPN+
Referee: Dan Miragliotta

Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles

Round 1 – And the main card is underway. Hooker with a couple of leg kicks early on. Both fighters very tentative. Puelles has yet to open up with his striking. And Puelles rolls to a heel hook. Puelles still fishing for the submission. Two minutes left. Puelles is still attacking the legs. Puelles gets out and gets back to his feet. Hooker connects with a right hand. the crowd boos.

MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Puelles.

Round 2 – Good body kick Puelles. Hooker connects with a clean right hand. Puelles with a couple of failed takedowns. Hooker clearly the much better striker here. hooker connects with a good body kick. Puelles seems tired. A body kick drops Puelles and he stays down.

Result: Dan Hooker def. Claudio Puelles via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 2, 4:06
Recap: Dan Hooker avoids Claudio Puelles' awkward ground attacks, scores stiff body kick TKO finish
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Records: Dan Hooker (22-12 MMA , 12-8 UFC), Claudio Puelles (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: Pay-per-view
Referee: Keith Peterson

Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez

Round 1 – Gutierrez right off the bat looking to land leg kicks. Gutierrez connects on Edgar with a spinning back-fist. Edgar eats it well. Hard leg kicks by Gutierrez. Edgar chasing down Gutierrez here. he's out cold. Brutal KO by Gutierrez.

Result: Chris Gutierrez def. Frankie Edgar via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 2:01
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Records: Chris Gutierrez (19-3-2 MMA, 7-1-1 UFC), Frankie Edgar (24-11) -1 MMA, 18-11-1 UFC)
Division: Bantamweight
Broadcast: Pay-per-view
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier

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Records: Michael Chandler (23-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Dustin Poirier (28-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: Pay-per-view
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Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili

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Records: Carla Esparza (19-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), Zhang Weili (22-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC)
Division: Women's strawweight
Broadcast: Pay-per-view
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Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira

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Records: Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC), Alex Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
Broadcast: Pay-per-view
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