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‘He’s no joke’ - Teixeira thinks Pereira has ‘3 more fights’ before title

Glover Teixeira is Alex Pereira’s team mate. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Light heavyweight champion sees his teammate Alex Pereira fighting Israel Adesanya for …read more

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Colby Covington: Israel Adesanya Wouldn’t Be Able To Stop Me

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington believes a move up to middleweight is always an option and is confident he could take down and gas out 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya.

Covington, a …read more

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Alex Pereira “three fights” away from fighting Israel Adesanya, says Glover Teixeira

New UFC middleweight fighter Alex Pereira is “three fights” away from fighting Israel Adesanya for the championship, says Glover Teixeira. Pereira is a former GLORY kickboxing star who made his …read more

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Glover Teixeira: Alex Pereira ‘three fights’ away from fighting Israel Adesanya again

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Alex Pereira’s successful UFC debut only further stoked the flames of a potential future meeting with Israel Adesanya.
The former two-division …read more

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Posted on November 28, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Quote: Israel Adesanya & Francis Ngannou Could Learn From Conor McGregor

Bobby Lashley believes Israel Adesanya and Francis Ngannou could stand to learn a thing or two from Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor has long ago cemented himself as the biggest star the …read more

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Vettori Not Thrilled By The Idea Of Being Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 Backup

UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori isn’t keen on signing on as a backup fighter for the anticipated UFC 271 main event between 185-pound king Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert …read more

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Bisping Pitches Usman vs. Whittaker If “The Reaper” Beats Adesanya

Michael Bisping believes UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman should challenge for the middleweight gold if Robert Whittaker defeats 185-pound king Israel Adesanya next year.

At UFC 268, Usman extended his 170-pound …read more

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Adesanya Vs. Whittaker 2 Targeted For February 2022

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It’s a battle for Oceania as New Zealand’s Israel Adesanya faces off against Australian Robert Whittaker …read more

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Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 targeted for UFC 271 in February

Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The long-awaited rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker finally has a date with the …read more

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City Kickboxing's Carlos Ulberg, Mike ‘Blood’ Diamond set to compete at UFC 271

Two of City Kickboxing’s rising stars will compete at UFC 271.
The Feb. 12 event, which is expected to be headlined by the Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker title fight rematch, …read more

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Cejudo to Usman: Forget ‘African pride,’ fight Adesanya for ‘legacy’

Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya pose for a photo after UFC 236 in 2019. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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Posted on November 10, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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Henry Cejudo: Kamaru Usman should chase second UFC title, has 'perfect style' for Israel Adesanya

Former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo thinks if Kamaru Usman wants to separate himself as an all-time great, he has to move up a division and win a second title.
Usman …read more

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Henry Cejudo wants Kamaru Usman to drop the ‘African pride’ and fight Israel Adesanya: “I just believe he has a perfect style to be Izzy”

Henry Cejudo has urged Kamaru Usman to put his friendship with Israel Adesanya aside and fight him at middleweight. At UFC 268, Kamaru Usman seemingly put an end to his …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts after former opponent Alex Pereira scores a knockout in his UFC debut

Israel Adesanya tuned in to watch his former kickboxing opponent Alex Pereira make his Octagon debut Saturday night at UFC 268. Pereira (4-1 MMA), a former Glory Kickboxing champion, made …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts to Alex Pereira's UFC debut KO: 'In the next four fights I hope to see him'

Israel Adesanya was watching Alex Pereira’s octagon debut at UFC 268 – and it went exactly as he predicted.
That’s not an exaggeration, either. Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) called Pereira (4-1 …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts to UFC 268 and Canelo vs. Plant | Video

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya reacts to the stacked UFC 268 PPV including Alex Pereira’s UFC debut victory & Canelo Alvarez’s knockout of Caleb Plant.

UFC 268 highlights …read more

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‘Why think about him?’ - Pereira uninterested in Adesanya ahead of UFC debut

Alex Pereira prefers to think about his fight at UFC 268 than a potential third encounter with Israel Adesanya first. The man who defeated Israel Adesanya twice already in professional …read more

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Posted on November 5, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Alex Pereira Focused On UFC Title, Not Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira, the decorated kickboxer, is focused on winning a UFC title not fighting Israel Adesanya again.

Pereira is set to make his UFC debut in the prelim headliner against Andreas …read more

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Usman Reveals Price For Adesanya Fight: ‘We’ll Make It Happen’

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There is a dollar amount that will get UFC champions Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya to …read more

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Kamaru Usman explains what it would take for him to move up to middleweight and fight Israel Adesanya

Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya are very close and they have said they would never fight one another, but Usman says there is one way they fight. Usman, Adesanya, and …read more

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Kickboxing star Alex Pereira ‘not worried’ about Israel Adesanya ahead of UFC 268 debut, but says champ should be

Alex Pereira won his last MMA fight with a violent knockout at LFA. | Jerry Chavez, LFA

Former GLORY two-division champion Alex Pereira enters the …read more

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Israel Adesanya breaks down the UFC 268 main card | Video

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya breaks down upcoming UFC 268 main card fights between welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, women’s strawweight champ Rose Namajunas and Weili Zhang, and …read more

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Alex Pereira fixated on UFC title, not defeating champion Israel Adesanya again

NEW YORK CITY – Alex Pereira made it clear he’s not chasing anyone.
The former Glory two-division champion is not after UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, just his title. Pereira (3-1 MMA, …read more

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Islam Makhachev trolls Israel Adesanya after beating Dan Hooker at UFC 267

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev trolled UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after beating Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Makhachev absolutely smashed Hooker in their lightweight bout that took place at …read more

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LIVE! Blachowicz Vs. Teixeira Fight Stream

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Light Heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz — fresh off a dominant performance over 185-pound kingpin, Israel Adesanya — will defend his …read more

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Israel Adesanya breaks down UFC 267 main card fights | Video

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya breaks down upcoming UFC 267 Main Card fights between Jan Blachowicz and GloverTeixeira, Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen, Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker & shares …read more

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Jon Jones asks to be removed from “silly” UFC rankings, fires jab at Israel Adesanya

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has requested to be removed from the promotions “silly” rankings list. Jones (26-1 MMA) has not competed since UFC 247 in February of …read more

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Jon Jones rants at drop in UFC pound-for-pound rankings after falling below Israel Adesanya

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Jon Jones is far removed from the top of the UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings list that he once …read more

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Jon Jones blasts UFC's pound-for-pound rankings: 'Just take me off that silly list'

Jon Jones isn’t pleased with being bumped down the pound-for-pound rankings behind Israel Adesanya in the UFC’s latest update.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), a former UFC light heavyweight champion who …read more

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Vettori Says He Will ‘F—k Adesanya Up’ On Sight

Marvin Vettori is tired of being disrespected by Israel Adesanya.

Vettori successfully rebounded from his title fight rematch loss to Adesanya by defying pre-fight weight drama and beating Paulo Costa in …read more

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UFC 267 preview: Two tight title fights top a stacked card

Jan Blachowicz fighting Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Get the nitty gritty on the two title fights taking place …read more

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Posted on October 29, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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UFC free fight video: Jan Blachowicz hands Israel Adesanya first MMA loss

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In advance of Jan Blachowicz’s return at UFC 267, check out his superfight against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at …read more

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Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 gets new date

UFC 243: Robert Whittaker v Israel Adesanya | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Adesanya and Whittaker will meet again in the …read more

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Jan Blachowicz open to Israel Adesanya rematch only if he proves himself at 205

ABU DHABI – UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz can see himself crossing paths with Israel Adesanya again, but he has certain requirements in order for that to happen.
Blachowicz (28-8 …read more

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Jan Blachowicz expects Glover Teixeira to wrestle him but confident he’ll KO him to defend his belt

Jan Blachowicz is confident he will score another KO win to defend his light heavyweight for the second time. After Blachowicz defeated Israel Adesanya back in March to defend his …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts after Marvin Vettori defeats Paulo Costa at UFC Vegas 41

Israel Adesanya clearly tuned in to watch his former opponents Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori square off at last Saturday’s UFC Vegas 41 event. The former middleweight title challengers, Costa …read more

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Dana Reveals Potential Hosts For Adesanya Vs. Whittaker 2

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UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker will likely not be contested in Australia or New …read more

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[UPDATE] Adesanya/Whittaker 2 Now Targeted For UFC 271, Not UFC 270

Update: The upcoming Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker rematch is now scheduled to take place at UFC 271 on February 21, 2022. UFC President Dana White confirmed the change on …read more

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[UPDATE] Adesanya/Whittaker 2 Now Targeted For UFC 271, Not UFC 270

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Per Dana White and as revealed by TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, the plan is now for the Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker rematch to take place at UFC 271 on February …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts to Mavin Vettori’s win over Paul Costa: ‘I told you they were both sh*t’ | Video

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya reacts to the UFC Fight Night main event between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori.

Adesnaya handed Costa his first career loss at UFC …read more

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Israel Adesanya reacts to Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori war: ‘They’re both sh*t’

Israel Adesanya won’t be losing any sleep if he ever has to rematch Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori.
The two middleweight contenders (competing at light heavyweight due to Costa negotiating a …read more

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Jan Blachowicz explains what Israel Adesanya has to do in order to get the rematch

UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz explained what middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has to do in order to get the rematch. Blachowicz and Adesanya met back at UFC 259 earlier …read more

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UFC free fight video: Paulo Costa outpoints Yoel Romero to secure title shot

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UFC middleweight Paulo Costa had to get through Yoel Romero to get his shot at rival Israel Adesanya.
The undefeated Brazilian …read more

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Video: Can Marvin Vettori earn another crack at Israel Adesanya's middleweight title?

Getting another crack at Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title is the ultimate goal for the two men competing in Saturday’s main event in Las Vegas.
At UFC Fight Night 196 on Saturday …read more

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Vettori explains why he’s fighting Costa at 205 pounds

Marvin Vettori ahead of his fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 263.

Vettori and Costa usually compete at 185 pounds. Marvin Vettori and …read more

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Costa vs. Vettori Preview: Has Costa lost his motivation to be great?

Paulo Costa fighting Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Get the low down on the main card action of …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Question weighs heavily over Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori: Which one will remain a UFC contender?

Saturday’s UFC main event fighters are looking to bounce back from unsuccessful challenges of middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. …read more

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Blachowicz Updates His Requirements For Future Adesanya Rematch

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz has revealed what middleweight king Israel Adesanya has to do to secure a rematch for the 205-pound gold.

After Jon Jones relinquished his title in …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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Costa vs. Vettori bumped up again, now at 205 pounds

Paulo Costa prepares for his middleweight title fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

This weekend’s pairing between …read more

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Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori now bumped up to light heavyweight bout

It’s been a wild ride for Paulo Costa since his loss to Israel Adesanya in September 2020. Midway through UFC Vegas 41 fight week, the 30-year old Brazilian made it …read more

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UFC Vegas 41: Vettori vs. Costa confirmed as 195-pound catchweight fight

Paulo Costa prepares to take on Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title in the UFC 253 main event at the du Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. | Photo …read more

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Israel Adesanya Calls Paulo Costa ‘Broken’ Ahead Of UFC Vegas 41

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya doesn’t think Paulo Costa is up to the task ahead of his fight against Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 41.

Costa vs. Vettori is an important …read more

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Costa reveals he can’t make middleweight limit for Saturday

Paulo Costa before he fought Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori won’t be happening at …read more

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Armen Petrosyan already thinking about Israel Adesanya after earning UFC deal on DWCS 44

LAS VEGAS – Armen Petrosyan is not short of confidence after landing a highlight-reel finish at Dana White’s Contender Series 44.
Petrosyan (6-1) was able to fend off Kaloyan Kolev’s heavy …read more

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Marvin Vettori blasts “crazy” Paulo Costa for drinking wine before Israel Adesanya fight

UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori blasted “crazy” Paulo Costa for drinking a bottle of wine before his Israel Adesanya fight. Costa fought Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title last October …read more

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Israel Adesanya reveals he DM’d Paulo Costa after their fight with some friendly advice

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has revealed that he sent a DM to rival Paulo Costa after their battle at UFC 253. While he may have had a blip up …read more

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Vettori Believes He Would’ve Won Adesanya Fight If He Was Champion

UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori believes he would have been awarded the decision victory over Israel Adesanya at UFC 263 had he been the champion.

Vettori and Adesanya clashed for the second …read more

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Vettori to Costa: Who drinks a bottle of wine the night before a fight?

Marvin Vettori speaks to the press ahead of his middleweight title fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 263. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

“How …read more

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Posted on October 19, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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‘They’re both juicy boys’, Israel Adesanya previews UFC Vegas 41’s Costa vs. Vettori

Israel Adesanya during his walkout at UFC 263. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Adesanya broke down the fight between his former opponents: “I just …read more

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Israel Adesanya roasts his ‘children’ Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori while breaking down the fight

Israel Adesanya knows quite a bit about the UFC Vegas 41 main event on Saturday. Headlining the card is a middleweight fight between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. Both men …read more

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UFC Vegas 41: Costa vs. Vettori fight card

Paulo Costa before his UFC 253 bout vs. Israel Adesanya. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Check out the fight card for UFC Vegas 41 …read more

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Israel Adesanya previews fight between ‘juicy boys’ Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori: ‘I just want to see my children do well’

Israel Adesanya took a hilarious approach to breaking down the UFC Vegas 41 main event between his two most recent title challengers.
Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will compete in the …read more

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Brazilian Bulldozer Vs LEGO Blockhead

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya knows a thing or three about Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori, who headline the UFC Vegas 41 fight card this Sat. night (Oct. 23, …read more

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Israel Adesanya breaks down Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori – while roasting them: 'I want to see my children do well'

With a wine glass in his hand and a pizza on the table, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya roasted two former foes in his most recent fight breakdown.
Paulo Costa and …read more

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Vettori: Adesanya wasn’t better than me

Marvin Vettori fighting Israel Adesanya at UFC 263. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Marvin Vettori is confident he has the beating of ‘The Last …read more

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Israel Adesanya breaks down Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori: ‘They both suck’ | Video

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya breaks down the upcoming UFC Fight Night main event bout between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori.

Adesanya has gone up against both fighters. He stopped …read more

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Vettori Says He Realized He’s Better Than Adesanya After Their Rematch

After losing twice to Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettorri is doing all he can to convince himself that he’s still the better fighter.

Vettori had his five-fight win-streak and title hopes dashed …read more

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Israel Adesanya mocks Marvin Vettori following criticism of his performance and win at UFC 263

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya mocked Marvin Vettori following the criticism of his performance and win at UFC 263. Vettori recently had some choice words to say about the champ, …read more

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Marvin Vettori still convinced he's superior to UFC champ Israel Adesanya: 'He wasn't better at all'

Despite two losses to Israel Adesanya in head-to-head matchups, Marvin Vettori has no doubt he’s superior to the UFC middleweight champ.
After losing a split decision to Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 …read more

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Blachowicz won’t rush knockout against ‘old fox’ Teixeira at UFC 267

Jan Blachowicz has his hands wrapped backstage at the UFC APEX prior to his light heavyweight title fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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Posted on October 13, 2021, 9:46 pm By
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Brunson Attributes Loss To Adesanya To Low-Rate Training Partners

Top-ranked middleweight Derek Brunson says he had less-than-ideal training partners in the lead-up to the highly publicized fight between Israel Adesanya.

The two middleweights met in 2018. At the time, …read more

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Derek Brunson explains how he underestimated Israel Adesanya the first time they fought

Derek Brunson explains how he underestimated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya the first time they fought inside the Octagon. Brunson is coming off of five straight wins in the UFC …read more

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Derek Brunson admits he ‘underestimated’ Israel Adesanya before their fight: ‘I was training with soccer dads’

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Derek Brunson may currently be in pole position for the next middleweight title shot after the rematch between UFC champion …read more

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UFC Champ Israel Adesanya reacts to Tyson Fury stopping Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout | Video

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya tuned in on Saturday to watch the heavyweight boxing championship trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

Fury defeated Wilder for the second time, finishing …read more

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