Israel Adesanya has suffered only one knockout loss across combat sports in all his career and that was in 2017 against Brazilian fighter, Alex Pereira, in the round three of their fight at Glory of Heroes, this came a year after Israel lost to the same guy via unanimous decision.
Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman are part of the elite set of Nigerians who are making the country proud in the diaspora. These two men are professional fighters and are currently signed to the ultimate fighting championship (UFC), they have been regarded as one of the best fighters of this era, they have also proved themselves to be worthy champions over the years by winning numerous fights.
A few hours ago, Mixed Martial Artist and UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya popularly known as the “Stylebender” took to his Facebook page to post a hilarious picture of one of his fights with another UFC fighter Marvin Vettori. Many fans of his started reminiscing about how that fight went as they praised Israel for his incredible fighting skills.
Brazilian Kickboxer, Alex Pereira, who is one of Israel Adesanya's bitter enemies and rivals has signed with the UFC. The 34 year-old Brazilian is the only man in combat sports to knock out the Nigerian-New Zealander, during their days at Glory kickboxing company. The two of them faced each other twice in 2016 and 2017, and he won Israel via unanimous decision and left hook knockout, respectively.
Kamaru Usman has ruled out possibilities of fighting his compatriot Israel Adesanya in the nearest future. Usman who is currently in Nigeria made this known while speaking with a Lagos based radio, Beat 99.9 FM on Monday. Usman, is the UFC welterweight champion, he set a new record in the division after knocking out Jorge Masvidal to retain his welterweight title at April’s UFC 261 event.
Nigerian-New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, Israel Adesanya has praised the amazing performances of himself and other African fighters who are competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In a post on his official social media page, the 31 years old Nigerian fighter pointed out that African fighters are currently dominating the UFC despite their relatively low number when compared to fighters from other parts of the world.
Nigerians have praised UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after he successfully defended his championship for the third time on Sunday at the Gila River Arena in Arizona, defeating Italy's Marvin Vettori by majority decision. In their second meeting, Adesanya dominated Vettori from start to finish, and despite being dragged down numerous times, he managed to extricate himself.
Nigeria-born UFC champion Israel Adesanya has kept his middleweight title after he defeats Marvin Vettori in UFC 263. Adesanya defeat Vettori through unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) after Round 5. This is the second time Adesanya will defeat Vettori in UFC. The two fighters had once faced each other in April 2018.
34 year-old Alex Pereira, is a professional kickboxer and he is the only man in the history of combat sports to knock out Israel Adesanya. They were both signed to Glory kickboxing at that time and they faced each other twice, the Brazilian won the Nigerian-New Zealander via unanimous decision the first time, in April 2016 and knock out the second time, in March 2017.
Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya are two of the best fighters in the UFC at the moment. While Kamaru Usman ruling the Welterweight category , Israel Adesanya is the reigning middleweight champion. The duo are regarded as the untouchables in their respective category, due to their long winning streaks and how they outclassed every opponent to cemente their place in history of the fighting company.
Just a few minutes ago, Nigerian Mixed Martial Artist, Israel Adesanya shared a photo on his social media page on Facebook with the following statements. He said, and I quote, “Knuckles ashy, but I’m classy, #knucklesstayashycuztheycreatesparks”. The mixed martial artist was seen flaunting his seasoned knuckles in the photo as he dressed cool in a black and red T-shirt with a face cap covering his face, while posing with a glass of beverage in his left hand.
Nigerian and reigning UFC Champions, Israel Adesanya (Middleweight) and Kamaru Usman (Welterweight) have been nominated for the highly prestigious 2021 World Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) awards. Following his recent success and incredible knockout win against Jorge Masvidal in April 2021, Kamarudeen Usman, Professionally known as Kamaru Usman (born May 11, 1987) was nominated in the Male Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the year categories.
Check out what Israel Adesanya did to Marvin Vettori as a show of dominance during their title fight
Nigeria's Isreal Adesanya, a.k.a Stylebender, beat Italy's Marvin Vettori over five rounds to retain the UFC 263 middleweight title. However, for some people that was not the main talking point of the game. To them the major talking point of game was the very moment Israel Adesanya squeezed Marvin Vettori's buttock during the fight.
The talented Nigerian-born UFC champion defeats Vettori in a unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) after 5 rounds. Marvin Vettori was convinced he had won his 2018 fight against Israel Adesanya, and he never stopped demanding a rematch with the guy who would go on to become the UFC middleweight champion.
The undisputed middleweight champion of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Israel Adesanya has decided to move his whole team from New Zealand to the United States of America because of the Covid 19 situation in the country. The 185-pounds fighter gave a further explanation about his decision for a transfer.
Israel Adesanya biography facts, analysis of early life, martial arts, career and his personal life as one of MMA's ( Mixed Martial Artis ) finest and talented star. Israel Mobolaji Adesanya (born 22 July 1989) is a Nigerian-New Zealand professional Mixed Martial Artis.
Being acknowledged and respected deserved to be reciprocated to encouraged more of such gestures from people. A popular American actor, The Rock has congratulated and celebrated Nigeria born New Zealand UFC fighter, Israel Adesanya popularly called "The Last Stylebender" for defending and retaining his UFC title yesterday.
Nicknamed the "Greek Freak", Giannis Antetokounmpo is arguably the best basketball player in the world right now. And guess what, he takes his root from Nigeria. How many global superstars have we known to have Nigerian roots? So many of them. Israel Adesanya and Usman Kamaru of the UFC are also of Nigerian heritage.
Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya defeated his opponent, Marvin Vettori for the second time to retain his Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) 263 title. Recall that Adesanya's attempt to move to light heavyweight in March suffered a terrible setback after he was beaten by Jan Blachowicz after five rounds.
The president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, thinks it will be difficult for middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to meet archrival Robert Whittaker on home soil in Auckland in October. The 31-year-old has demanded a rematch with Whittaker, whom he defeated for the middleweight title in 2019, expecting for a rematch to be held in Auckland.