UFC 287: 10 reasons to watch

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The 10 biggest reasons to watch UFC 287.

After a rare week off, MMA's premiere organization returns this Saturday, April 8 with a pay-per-view that looks set to be one for the ages. UFC 287 marks the return of the UFC to Florida, live from the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami with a massive grudge match headlining the event. The UFC's middleweight champion Alex Pereira (7-1) will aim to defend his title for the very first time against his nemesis and former 185-pound king Israel Adesanya (23-2) for the second time under the UFC banner and a fourth time overall.

Although most fans will be desperate for the main event to get underway once the action starts, don't sleep on the rest of the card. As they have done throughout 2023, the UFC has stacked the event with matches that could have huge implications in the rankings and even a potential title eliminator. Without further ado, here are the 10 biggest reasons why you should tune in to UFC 287.

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