Israel Adesanya is a former kick-boxer and current MMA fighter with UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski agree ‘the vibe is unmatched’ as they feed off each other’s energy ahead of Saturday night title defences.
ONE middleweight king Reinier de Ridder believes he and his teammate Gegard Mousasi would both beat UFC champ Israel Adesanya.
‘He did not win that fight and he knows it,’ UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya says, after protest from Robert Whittaker.
UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping not buying Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman’s reluctance to fight each other, saying ‘there doesn’t need to be bad blood’.
Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker are expected to run it back at UFC 271 in February, with the title once again on the line.
Henry Cejudo believes UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman must challenge his fellow Nigerian, middleweight king Israel Adesanya.
UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya says he hopes to see former Glory Kickboxing nemesis within four fights – ‘we need something new’.
UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman says ‘two Nigerians with belts more important than one Nigerian with two belts’.
‘Maybe by the time I get there, Israel Adesanya is no longer champion,’ says Alex Pereira, who makes his UFC debut on Saturday in New York.
UFC president Dana White reveals Israel Adesanya already told him days before his win over Marvin Vettori that he wants Robert Whittaker next.
Chris Weidman believes Israel Adesanya will be facing ‘a different Robert Whittaker’ but the American feels he has the tools to beat middleweight champ ahead of UFC 261 return.
Marvin Vettori asks for a seat next to UFC president Dana White for Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum next week after record-breaking middleweight win over Kevin Holland.
UFC middleweight contender thinks he can beat champion Israel Adesanya after Jan Blachowicz provides blueprint – ‘just take my time, be patient, no rush’
UFC president Dana White says ‘it’s a big problem that needs to be fixed’ after two 10-8 scores for Jan Blachowicz in final round against Israel Adesanya.
‘The greatest striking MMA has ever seen? This needs to stop already,’ writes Jon Jones in series of tweets mocking Israel Adesanya.
Jan Blachowicz utilises his wrestling in final two rounds to cap dominant unanimous decision win vs Israel Adesanya in UFC 259 main event
UFC light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz plans on making multiple title defences – unless the money to go up a division is too good to turn down.
UFC president Dana White reveals he’s ‘working on getting Houston done’ and thinks Israel Adesanya could headline a sold-out arena event.
Nigeria-born Israel Adesanya grew up in New Zealand where bullying led to him taking up MMA – a sport that has made him a millionaire who’s hyped up like Conor McGregor
UFC’s Paulo Costa says loss to Israel Adesanya was due to him being hungover for fight.
UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman would ‘rather two Africans with belts’ but is open to moving up if Israel Adesanya stays at 205 pounds.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz says he’s ‘not afraid’ of middleweight king Israel Adesanya – ‘we see his holes, where can put our fists on his face’.
Israel Adesanya’s fight dietitian Jordi Sullivan says ‘we’re definitely not worried about the weight’ for UFC 258 clash vs Jan Blachowicz – ‘he’s not small, he’s a beast’.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk loves watching ‘unpredictable’ Israel Adesanya but thinks countryman Jan Blachowicz ‘is just getting stronger physically and mentally’ ahead of their fight.