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Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa set for UFC main event on April 17

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A massive middleweight matchup is on deck for April. As UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya prepares for …read more

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Uriah Hall says he would fight Israel Adesanya for free

Uriah Hall says he wants to fight UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya so badly that he would fight him in the Octagon for free. In his last fight, Hall picked …read more

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Glover Teixeira hopes UFC makes him backup for Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Glover Teixeira wants to stay ready just in case opportunity comes knocking.
The longtime UFC light heavyweight contender is looking to serve as a standby opponent in case there is a …read more

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White: Costa vs Whittaker Would Not Be For Interim Strap

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Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will move up to Light Heavyweight to face division champion Jan …read more

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White: ‘Don’t get excited’ over Jones vs. Adesanya

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Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya might not be happening as soon as you think. A possible …read more

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Dana White warns ‘don’t even get yourself excited thinking about Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya’ yet

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Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya may remain at odds with each other but it seems unlikely that a super fight between …read more

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Dana White: 'Massive hurdles' in the way of Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya superfight

Dana White thinks a lot of things need to align before the UFC can entertain the idea of Jon Jones vs. [autotag]Israel Adesanya[autotag].
The UFC president doesn’t want to star planning …read more

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Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya should happen at light heavyweight, says Dana White

UFC President Dana White believes a potential fight between Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya should happen in the light heavyweight division, not at heavyweight. Jones and Adesanya are two of …read more

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With Robert Whittaker Fight Targeted, Paulo Costa Trains at Pitbull Brothers Gym

After losing to Israel Adesanya in a middleweight title bout last September, Paulo Costa has been staying in shape while he awaits word on his next opponent from the UFC. …read more

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Glover Teixeira Willing To Be Backup Fighter For Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Glover Teixeira is looking to be the backup fighter to Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. After Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos, many thought the Brazilian should fight Blachowicz …read more

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Glover Teixeira Willing To Be Backup Fighter For Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Glover Teixeira is looking to be the backup fighter to Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. After Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos, many thought the Brazilian should fight Blachowicz …read more

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Video: Dana White weighs in on Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya, several other bouts

There has been a feud brewing between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current middleweight titleholder Israel Adesanya over the past year or so. But will a fight …read more

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Glover Teixeira willing to serve as backup for Blachowicz vs. Adesanya fight

Glover Teixeira is willing to serve as the backup fighter for the upcoming light heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya. Blachowicz, the UFC light heavyweight champion, is …read more

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Glover Teixeira may volunteer to be backup for Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya clash at UFC 259

Glover Teixeira re-entered the UFC light heavyweight title picture after winning five in a row | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Glover Teixeira made his case …read more

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Video: Between the Links: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker, fighters to watch in 2021, more

Check out episode 31 of Between the Links—the first show of 2021—as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and mixed martial arts journalist James Lynch …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic Hopes Israel Adesanya Becomes Light Heavyweight Champ So He Can Dethrone Him

Aleksandar Rakic will be rooting for Israel Adesanya to beat Jan Blachowicz to become the light heavyweight champion. Although many fans weren’t happy with Adesanya getting the title shot given …read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk breaks down Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk broke down the upcoming 205lbs matchup between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya. Jedrzejczyk and Blachowicz have been friends for years as they are two …read more

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Jones mocks Adesanya in series of Tweets following Blachowicz booking

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Jon Jones goes on a tirade targeted at Israel Adesanya. Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has …read more

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Team Borrachinha Wants Interim Title Shot

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We’re already salivating over the champion vs. champion fight at UFC 259 between middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight …read more

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Costa’s manager calls for interim title fight with Whittaker

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Should a UFC interim middleweight title fight be made now Israel Adesanya is seemingly out of the picture at 185-pounds? …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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Jon Jones taunts Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz: “I didn’t leave the light heavyweight division to challenge myself, I ran out of fear”

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has reacted following news that Israel Adesanya will challenge Jan Blachowicz. Earlier this week, Dana White announced that the promotions reining middleweight champion …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic hopes Israel Adesanya becomes 205-pound champ – so he can dethrone him

Aleksandar Rakic sees Israel Adesanya as a good addition to the light heavyweight division.
UFC middleweight champion Adesanya will attempt to simultaneously hold titles in two weight divisions when he faces …read more

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Bookies Not Afraid Of Polish Power

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Israel Adesanya has been confirmed for a light heavyweight showdown opposite current 205-pound …read more

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Jan Blachowicz reacts to Israel Adesanya booking: “Charging legendary Polish power”

UFC light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz has shared his first public reaction to his upcoming title defense against middleweight champ Israel Adesanya. Blachowicz and Adesanya have been linked to a …read more

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Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz planned for UFC 259

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Can Izzy become the latest champ-champ? Israel Adesanya is heading up to light heavyweight in an attempt …read more

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BREAKING: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya Set for UFC 259 in March

There is now a hard date for the long-rumored champion vs. champion fight between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. According to an ESPN report …read more

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Israel Adesanya to fight Jan Blachowicz in UFC 259 champion vs. champion headliner

The long anticipated champion vs. champion bout between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz is set.

UFC president Dana White on Wednesday told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto …read more

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Blachowicz vs Adesanya Booked To Headline UFC 259

A highly-anticipated Light Heavyweight title fight between division champion Jan Blachowicz and current Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has been booked for UFC 259 on March 6, 2021.
That’s according to ESPN, …read more

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BREAKING: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya Set for UFC 259 in March

There is now a hard date for the long-rumored champion vs. champion fight between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. According to an ESPN report …read more

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Champ-vs.-champ: Jan Blachowicz puts up light heavyweight title vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259

A champion-vs.-champion fight will go down in March when reigning UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz puts his belt on the line against middleweight king Israel Adesanya, who looks for …read more

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UFC targeting Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya light heavyweight title fight at UFC 259

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya will get his chance to become a two-division UFC champion in March.
UFC officials on Wednesday confirmed to MMA …read more

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Adesanya will move to 205, challenge Blachowicz

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will move up to 205 pounds and challenge light heavyweight title-holder Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259, UFC president Dana White said Wednesday. …read more

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Dana White officially announces Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title

Israel Adesanya will look to become a UFC champ-champ in 2021. Ever since Jan Blachowicz became the light heavyweight champion, UFC president, Dana White has said he wants to make …read more

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UFC odds: Which fighters will close out 2021 as champions?

The bookmakers at BetOnline.ag are expecting fighters like Francis Ngannou, Israel Adesanya, and Petr Yan to conclude 2021 as UFC champions. This week, the sportsbook released betting lines for the …read more

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Editorial: Making the case for a Kevin Holland title shot

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Without a clear top contender for Israel Adesanya, why not thrust motor-mouthed Kevin Holland into the spot? The precendent is there …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts after being voted ‘Fighter of The Year’ for 2020

UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya has reacted to being named Fighter of the Year in the Fighters Only World MMA Awards. Adesanya managed to register two big wins in 2020, …read more

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Posted on December 28, 2020, 2:46 pm By
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Israel Adesanya named Fighter of the Year at World MMA Awards, full list of winners revealed

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was named winner of the Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year award at the World MMA Awards. Adesanya took home the top prize of …read more

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Posted on December 28, 2020, 2:16 am By
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Amanda Nunes, Israel Adesanya, Jorge Masvidal pace major winners at World MMA Awards

The votes are in and the winners have been announced for the 12th World MMA Awards, and some elite names are on the list.
Against the unprecedented backdrop of the global …read more

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Report: Miocic-Ngannou 2 In March, Winner Gets Jones

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And the winner of that gets Israel Adesanya? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has big plans for …read more

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Posted on December 22, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Andre Galvao on ‘talented’ Israel Adesanya’s jiu-jitsu evolution after purple belt promotion

UFC champion Israel Adesanya received a purple belt in BJJ by the hands of Andre Galvao. | Photo via Andre Galvao

MMA observers expected Israel …read more

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Vettori to Adesanya: I Will Haunt You Until You Leave This Sport

Marvin Vettori will not rest until he gets a rematch with reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The closest Israel Adesanya has ever come to a loss on the judges’ …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2020, 7:46 pm By
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Vettori to Adesanya: I Will Haunt You Until You Leave This Sport

Marvin Vettori will not rest until he gets a rematch with reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The closest Israel Adesanya has ever come to a loss on the judges’ …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Yoel Romero Made A Vow To “Take Adesanya’s Head Off” In Rematch

Prior to his UFC release, Yoel Romero had a specific game plan for Israel Adesanya that never had the opportunity to materialize: kill or be killed. At UFC 248, Yoel …read more

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Yoel Romero Made A Vow To “Take Adesanya’s Head Off” In Rematch

Prior to his UFC release, Yoel Romero had a specific game plan for Israel Adesanya that never had the opportunity to materialize: kill or be killed. At UFC 248, Yoel …read more

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Dana White Confirms Adesanya Next for Blachowicz, Not Teixeira

Dana White has confirmed that nothing has changed regarding Jan Blachowicz’s first light heavyweight title defense. Israel Adesanya always made it clear that he would move up to light heavyweight …read more

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Dana White Confirms Adesanya Next for Blachowicz, Not Teixeira

Dana White has confirmed that nothing has changed regarding Jan Blachowicz’s first light heavyweight title defense. Israel Adesanya always made it clear that he would move up to light heavyweight …read more

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Israel Adesanya will get light heavyweight title shot before Glover Teixeira, confirms Dana White

UFC president Dana White confirmed that Israel Adesanya will get the next light heavyweight title shot before Glover Teixeira does. Adesanya knocked out Paulo Costa in the main event of …read more

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Dana White hopes to book Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya in 2021

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC President Dana White wants to see how Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya plays out.
The rivals have circled each other …read more

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Marvin Vettori: Adesanya Must Fight Me To Prove He’s The Best

Marvin Vettori is still not convinced that Israel Adesanya is the best middleweight in the world. In Israel Adesanya’s second fight in the UFC, he earned a split-decision victory over …read more

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Posted on December 16, 2020, 10:16 am By
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Marvin Vettori: Adesanya Must Fight Me To Prove He’s The Best

Marvin Vettori is still not convinced that Israel Adesanya is the best middleweight in the world. In Israel Adesanya’s second fight in the UFC, he earned a split-decision victory over …read more

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Posted on December 15, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Whittaker Promoted To Black Belt

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya isn’t the only middleweight celebrating a jiu-jitsu promotion this month, as former division kingpin and No. …read more

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Posted on December 14, 2020, 7:46 pm By
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Costa vs Whittaker For Interim Title On Deck?

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With current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya planning to move up Light Heavyweight …read more

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Video: Weepy Adesanya Turns Purple

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is leveling up — literally — after scoring his jiu-jitsu purple belt under longtime coach and ADCC champ Andre Galvao.
Perhaps we’re …read more

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Marvin Vettori sends ominous message to Israel Adesanya: “I’m going to be your worst f**king nightmare until the day you f**king retire”

Surging UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori has sent a threatening message to the division’s reigning champion Israel Adesanya. Vettori and Adesanya have fought previously, as Adesanya defeated the Italian by …read more

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UFC's Jiri Prochazka signs with Paradigm Sports, home of Conor McGregor and Israel Adesanya

UFC light heavyweight contender Jiri Prochazka has signed with one of the most prominent sports agencies in MMA.
Ahead of his big fight with former title challenger Dominick Reyes at UFC …read more

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Israel Adesanya explains why he wants his future opponents to attempt takedowns: “I’ve got some tricks that I want to use”

UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya wants to see some of his future opponents test the waters with some takedown attempts. Adesanya is riding high in the UFC right now after …read more

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Posted on December 9, 2020, 2:46 pm By
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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya receives jiu-jitsu purple belt

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya continues to take his skillset to the next level.
On Tuesday morning, Adesanya took to Instagram to reveal that he’s been awarded his jiu-jitsu purple belt …read more

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Posted on December 8, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Grapplesanya Ready To Choke You Out

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is hoping to face current 205-pound kingpin Israel Adesanya at …read more

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Israel Adesanya hopes opponents will start trying to take him down again: ‘I want to choke somebody out’

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya is best known for his deadly striking arsenal. But the reigning UFC middleweight champion would love …read more

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Marvin Vettori wants UFC title fight, says he already beat champ Israel Adesanya

The UFC middleweight division has a new contender. Marvin Vettori picked up the biggest win of his career on Saturday when he soundly defeated No. 4 ranked Jack Hermansson …read more

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Marvin Vettori Says UFC Champ, Former Foe Israel Adesanya is ‘Full of S—t’

Marvin Vettori fought Israel Adesanya before “The Last Stylebender” was truly a superstar, and the Italian middleweight almost came away with a victory on the scorecards. …read more

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Marvin Vettori backtracks on callout of Paulo Costa, makes case for title shot instead

UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori backtracked on his callout of Paulo Costa, shifting his target to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Vettori picked up a unanimous decision win over Jack Hermansson …read more

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Marvin Vettori responds to Israel Adesanya’s claim that they will never fight again

Marvin Vettori responded to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s bold claim that they will never fight again inside the Octagon. Vettori defeated Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision in the main …read more

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Marvin Vettori: ‘F**k’ Paulo Costa, ‘I want that fight’ against UFC champ Israel Adesanya right now 

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Following an impressive win over Jack Hermansson in the UFC Vegas 16 main event, Marvin Vettori is ready to call …read more

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Marvin Vettori reneges Paulo Costa plan, wants Israel Adesanya rematch after UFC on ESPN 19

Marvin Vettori is looking to cut the line into a championship bout after his main event win at UFC on ESPN 19.
Vettori (16-4-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC), who beat Jack Hermansson …read more

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Hermansson wants to be Adesanya’s first loss

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UFC VEGAS 16: UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson is rooting for Israel Adesanya to become the UFC’s …read more

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Jack Hermansson rooting for Israel Adesanya to become double-champ: ‘I would like to fight a guy like that’

All top-ranked middleweights in the UFC have a vested interest in what Israel Adesanya does next. But unlike most, Jack Hermansson isn’t all that upset that the reigning champion is …read more

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Vettori says Adesanya move to light heavyweight is ‘bulls--t’

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No. 13 ranked UFC middleweight contender disagrees with current champion Israel Adesanya moving to light heavyweight. Marvin Vettori has wanted …read more

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Vettori Calls Adesanya’s LHW Move ‘Bullsh-t,’ Wants Rematch At 185

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Marvin Vettori nearly defeated Israel Adesanya back in 2018 and will do whatever it takes to lock down a rematch …read more

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Why Jack Hermansson Hopes Israel Adesanya Becomes Double Champ

While most middleweight top contenders hope Israel Adesanya sticks around the middleweight division uninterrupted, #4-ranked Jack Hermansson would love to see the champ make a pit stop at 205. It …read more

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Jack Hermansson rooting for Adesanya over Blachowicz: “It would be cooler to beat the double champ”

Jack Hermansson is okay with Israel Adesanya moving up to light heavyweight to fight Jan Blachowicz. Sometime in early 2021, Adesanya will look to become a champ-champ against Blachowicz. However, …read more

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Why Jack Hermansson Hopes Israel Adesanya Becomes Double Champ

While most middleweight top contenders hope Israel Adesanya sticks around the middleweight division uninterrupted, #4-ranked Jack Hermansson would love to see the champ make a pit stop at 205. It …read more

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Marvin Vettori expects Jan Blachowicz to “clean the mat with Israel Adesanya”

Marvin Vettori doesn’t believe Israel Adesanya’s light heavyweight run will go well. Sometime in early 2021, it is expected that Adesanya will move up in weight to battle Jan Blachowicz …read more

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Marvin Vettori: Israel Adesanya Hasn’t Proven Much To Me

UFC Vegas 16 headliner Marvin Vettori is not impressed with Israel Adesanya’s performances. It’s been over two years since Marvin Vettori fought Israel Adesanya in what was only Adesanya’s second …read more

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Marvin Vettori calls Israel Adesanya’s move up to light heavyweight ‘kind of bullsh*t’

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Marvin Vettori is steadily making his way up the middleweight rankings and if he makes it to the top, he hopes Israel Adesanya …read more

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Demetrious Johnson Believes Israel Adesanya Is ‘On His Way’ To Becoming The GOAT

Demetrious Johnson believes Israel Adesanya could very well be the GOAT in a few years. Adesanya is currently undefeated as a pro and the current middleweight champion with two title …read more

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UFC releases updated UFC Vegas 16 poster for Hermansson vs. Vettori

Marvin Vettori (left) won three in a row since a split decision verdict against Israel Adesanya in 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The musical …read more

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Demetrious Johnson responds to Israel Adesanya’s GOAT comment

ONE Championship flyweight star Demetrious Johnson has responded to some recent praise from UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Adesanya was recently asked who he considers the greatest fighter in MMA …read more

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Demetrious Johnson responds to Israel Adesanya naming him the GOAT, believes Adesanya is ‘on his way’

Demetrious Johnson | Esther Lin

Demetrious Johnson is happy to be the GOAT on the list of a fast-rising superstar who could take that spot …read more

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