MMA Junkie for live play-by-play coverage of Saturday's UFC 281 event as well as the final results.

UFC was hosted on Saturday in New York, Madison Square Garden

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) faces challenger Alex Pereira (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who has two kickboxing victories over him

women's strawweight champion Carla Esparza (19-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) defends the title in the co-feature against former champion Zhang Weili (22-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), 

She is a 4-1 favourite to win the championship.

In a crucial lightweight contest, former UFC interim champion Dustin Poirier (28-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC) faces off against former Bellator champion Michael Chandler (23-7 MMA),

Former 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar (24-10-1 MMA, 18-10-1 UFC) squares off against Chris Gutierrez (18-3-2 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) at bantamweight.

On-site reporters Mike Bohn (@MikeBohn), Nolan King (@mma kings), and Ken Hathaway (@kenshathaway) are available on Twitter to provide behind-the-scenes updates.

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