UFC 281 poster released


The UFC 281 poster is out.

Two title fights and a lightweight brawl are part of the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden in New York.

The middleweight champion of the UFC, Israel Adesanya, will face kickboxer Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281 in an attempt to retain his championship for a sixth time.

Carla Esparza, a two-time champion at women’s strawweight, will face Zhang Weili, a previous champion, in the co-main event to defend her title for the first time.

Between former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier and previous lightweight title contender Michael Chandler, the main event is expected to be a fireworks display.

UFC 281 poster

UFC 281 takes place Saturday, Nov. 12 at MSG in New York, with the main card airing on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.

The current lineup of the event includes:

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira – for middleweight title
  • Carla Esparza vs. Weili Zhang – for strawweight title
  • Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
  • Seung Woo Choi vs. Mike Trizano
  • Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell
  • Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
  • Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Carlos Ulberg
  • Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman
  • Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson