• Israel Adesanya Paid Tribute To Triple H At UFC 287
In the main event of tonight’s UFC 287 PPV, Israel Adesanya knocked out Alex Pereira in round 2 to win back the UFC Middleweight Championship.
You can watch the KO below:
In the post-fight interview, Adesanya said this is the sweetest victory of his career.
Before the fight, when he entered the Octagon during his entrance, he paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Triple H by spitting water in the air. You can watch it below:
— WrestleFeed (@WrestleFeedApp) April 9, 2023
He once paid tribute to The Undertaker as well, back at UFC 276 in 2022:
Also on tonight’s PPV, UFC’s BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal announced his retirement from MMA after his loss.
Below are the complete results from the main show of UFC 287:
– Christian Rodriguez def. Raul Rosas Jr. via Decision (unanimous) at Catchweight (137 lb)
– Kevin Holland def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via KO (punch) in Round 3 of their Welterweight (170 lbs) bout
– Rob Font def. Adrian Yanez via TKO (punches) in Round 1 of their Bantamweight (135 lbs) bout
– Gilbert Burns def. Jorge Masvidal via Decision (unanimous) in their 3 round Welterweight (170 lbs) bout
– Israel Adesanya def. Alex Pereira (c) via KO (punches) in Round 2 to win the UFC Middleweight (185 lbs) Championship
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (April 8, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Judgment Day 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Dudley Boyz
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Jamie Noble
Danny Basham vs. John Cena
Rob Van Dam & Booker T vs. The Big Show & Charlie Haas
Spike Dudley vs. Johnny Stamboli
Spike Dudley vs. Teddy Long