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Don’t Believe The Hype!

After plenty of back-and-forth between Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya, the two talented Middleweights were booked to face off at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 3, …read more

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Brunson calls fight with Adesanya 'a step down'

Middleweight contender Israel Adesanya has been on a tear since joining the UFC last year. Derek Brunson, his next opponent, isn’t too impressed. …read more

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Derek Brunson Talks Adesanya Hype & Its Impending Demise

Derek Brunson is not impressed with Israel Adesanya. He has made this abundantly clear to his followers on social media, to Adesanya, and Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, he …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2018, 12:16 am By
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Israel Adesanya Believes UFC Forced Derek Brunson to Accept Fight Against Him

Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya in a middleweight bout has been confirmed for the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view event. Adesanya (14-0) signed with the UFC this year and is 3-0 …read more

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Adesanya built like senior citizen, Brunson fights like drunk bum – who's in trouble at UFC 230?

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An intriguing middleweight clash between Israel Adesanya (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Derek Brunson (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is quickly turning …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Derek Brunson: “The UFC made him call me out”

Red hot UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya will return to the Octagon at UFC 230, which goes down on November 3 in New York City. His opponent in this next …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Derek Brunson: ‘I’m already in his head and he’s in his feelings like Drake’

Israel Adesanya already sees Derek Brunson as another notch on his win column, which currently sits at an impressive 14-0.
The bout pitting the middleweight rivals against each other was …read more

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Adesanya Draws Brunson At UFC 230 In NYC

Rising middleweight contender Israel Adesanya will get his biggest test to date when he takes on knockout artist Derek Brunson at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 live on pay-per-view (PPV) …read more

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UFC 25th Anniversary Presser Fighter Face-Offs Video


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See Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier, Tyron Woodley, Darren Till, Cowboy Cerrone, Mike Perry, Israel Adesanya, Glover Teixeira, Nicco Montano, Valentina Shevchenko and the rest of the …read more

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Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya slated for UFC 230

The budding rivalry between Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya will be settled on Nov. 3 when the two middleweight contenders collide at Madison Square Garden at UFC 230.
The UFC …read more

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Israel Adesanya vs. Derek Brunson booked for UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden

The UFC’s return to New York City continues to build with the addition of an intriguing middleweight bout.
Israel Adesanya (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Derek Brunson (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) …read more

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Sources: UFC closing in on Brunson vs. Adesanya at MSG

The UFC is close to finalizing a fight between middleweights Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya for UFC 230, sources tell ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. UFC 230 will be held Nov. 3 …read more

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Report | Derek Brunson vs Israel Adesanya close to finalization for UFC 230

UFC 230 is already setting up to be an unofficial middleweight tournament and the bracket only appears to be getting bigger.
Already added to the November 3rd Madison Square Garden event …read more

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Israel Adesanya blasts Derek Brunson: ‘Your bootleg Chuck Norris style has no power here’ 

Israel Adesanya and Derek Brunson have been trading barbs for the best part of two weeks, but on Thursday, “The Last Stylebender” showcased his video editing skills as he chopped …read more

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Israel Adesanya used Internet wizardry to answer Derek Brunson's challenge

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Israel Adesanya def. Brad Tavares at TUF 27 Finale: Best photos

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Israel Adesanya didn’t mess around when it came to his response to Derek Brunson’s challenge to meet at …read more

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Derek Brunson Angles for UFC 230 Clash with Israel Adesanya at Madison Square Garden

UFC 230 already has a distinctly middleweight theme to it, and if Derek Brunson gets his way, both he and Israel Adesanya will join the party. …read more

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The Last Pretender?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Derek Brunson, is tired of hearing about how wonderful Israel Adesanya has been inside the Octagon, considering “The Last Stylebender” has just three fights …read more

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Derek Brunson calls out “The Last Pretender” Israel Adesanya

Surging UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya has recently been angling for a fight with the former champion Anderson Silva. While Silva says he doesn’t know who Adesanya is, there’s another …read more

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Anderson Silva responds to Israel Adesanya’s callout — and Adesanya might not like his answer

Last week, surging UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya called for a showdown with former champion and MMA legend Anderson Silva, who was recently vindicated after an unfortunate USADA situation.
Adesanya made …read more

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Anderson Silva on Israel Adesanya: I Don’t Know Who This Guy is

Anderson Silva has responded to Israel Adesanya expressing interest in fighting him. Silva will soon be able to return to the Octagon. Ahead of his planned UFC Shanghai bout with …read more

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Israel Adesanya calls for fight with Anderson Silva

Israel Adesanya has an opponent in mind for his next fight. And no, it’s not Paulo Costa.
Instead, Adesanya is eyeing a fight with former UFC middleweight champion and MMA GOAT …read more

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Paulo Costa Open To Israel Adesanya Fight

There are currently two young prospects shining in the UFC’s middleweight division – Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya. The 27-year-old Brazilian, Costa, is currently undefeated in his mixed martial arts …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum: Robert Whittaker might not be the same fighter after ‘wars’ with Yoel Romero

LAS VEGAS — Kelvin Gastelum speaks to the media at UFC 226 about his middleweight title shot, coaching The Ultimate Fighter 28 against champion Robert Whittaker, prospect Israel Adesanya, and …read more

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UFC contender Paulo Costa prefers Chris Weidman next but will fight Israel Adesanya

Surging UFC middleweight Paulo Costa hopes his next fight is against Chris Weidman – on Weidman’s home turf.
Costa told MMAjunkie Radio he’s pushing for a meeting with ex-champ Weidman (14-3 …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White, Brendan Schaub get in heated exchange on Israel Adesanya’s Instagram post

It’s been a hot minute since Dana White had beef with someone (unless you count throwing his presumptive number one featherweight contender under the bus) so it was only a …read more

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Eugene Bareman urges UFC to make Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa now ‘while they’re both undefeated’ 

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman wants to convince the UFC that now is the time to match unbeaten talents Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa.
Bareman led “The Last Stylebender” …read more

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Israel Adesanya says Paulo Costa probably isn’t next, but expects to fight him multiple times

Israel Adesanya, who thumped Brad Tavares in the TUF 27 Finale main event, and Paulo Costa, who smoked Uriah Hall on the UFC 226 undercard, are two of the fastest …read more

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Israel Adesanya properly meets Dana White, learns Paulo Costa may not be next

Israel Adesanya needed to grease only one palm to get himself a special audience with UFC executives.
This past Friday in The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale’s main event, Adesanya (14-0 MMA, …read more

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The MMA Circus: Cormier becomes champ-champ, Izzy next big thing?

On Episode 170 of The MMA Circus, Nick Baldwin and guest co-host Jed Meshew recap UFC 226, as well as Israel Adesanya’s win over Brad Tavares at TUF 27 Finale, …read more

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‘TUF 27’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Brad Tavares One of Seven Fighters Facing 6 Months

Brad Tavares showcased true grit and toughness in surviving five rounds against Israel Adesanya at “The Ultimate Fighter 27″ finale, so it’s no surprise that he emerged from that contest …read more

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Hindsight - TUF 27 Finale: Tavares vs. Adesanya in retrospect

Look back on the first event of the weekend, featuring Gerald Meerschaert’s upset victory in the curtain jerker to Israel Adesanya’s thrashing of Brad Tavares. I get it. UFC 226 …read more

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TUF 27 Finale salaries: Israel Adesanya cashes event-high $112,000

Rising middleweight contender Israel Adesanya handily led the disclosed payroll at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, cashing $112,000 for his main event victory over Brad Tavares.
The Nevada Athletic Commission …read more

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TUF Finale: Fantasy Rewind

A new contender has officially emerged in the middleweight division, as Israel Adesanya picked up the biggest win of his young career as he defeated veteran contender Brad Tavares over …read more

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Dana White praises Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa but has no current plan to match them up

LAS VEGAS – It was a big weekend for the UFC’s 185-pound division, with statements made by two up-and-comers on separate occasions.
On Friday, Israel Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) made …read more

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Paulo Costa eyes Chris Weidman after UFC 226 win. As for Israel Adesanya? 'I don't know who he is'

After Paulo Costa had bulldozed Uriah Hall at UFC 226 on Saturday in Las Vegas, the unbeaten Brazilian middleweight turned his thoughts toward the future.
He’d just won his fourth straight …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Israel Adesanya and TUF 27 Finale's other winning fighters?

Undefeated rising star Israel Adesanya put on his best performance yet on Friday at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, living up to the hype in his main-event bout with Brad …read more

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Paulo Costa dismisses potential Adesanya fight, calls out Chris Weidman for UFC 230

LAS VEGAS — Paulo Costa speaks to the media at UFC 226 about his knockout win over Uriah Hall, a potential fight with Israel Adesanya, wanting to fight Chris Weidman …read more

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TUF 27 Finale post-event facts: Israel Adesanya hit Brad Tavares more than anyone before

The UFC’s seventh annual International Fight Week festivities rolled on Friday with The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, which took place at Pearl Theater in Las Vegas and aired on FS1 …read more

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Israel Adesanya Envisions Eventual Title Bout vs. Robert Whittaker in New Zealand

Friday night was Israel Adesanya’s coming out party as a talent to watch in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division. …read more

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Israel Adesanya Wants Winner Of Hall vs. Costa

Last night (Fri. July 6, 2018) Israel Adesanya proved he truly belongs amongst the top contenders in the UFC’s middleweight division. Adesanya picked up a dominant win over the No. …read more

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Can we take a moment and appreciate how Israel Adesanya saved the day at TUF 27 Finale?

So there we were, six hours and 11 fights into The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. We’d sat through two highly forgettable “TUF” tournament finals. We’d watched roughly 10,000 commercials.
We’d even …read more

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Israel Adesanya Plans to Wreck the Top of the UFC Middleweight Division

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Israel Adesanya is only three fights into his UFC tenure, but he’s undefeated and already headlined …read more

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Israel Adesanya is the real deal, and he knows what to do with the hype

If you stick around the fight game long enough, you understand that a star’s journey is most vital in the hurdle stages — the early moments when he’s unfolding like …read more

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RECAP! ‘Stylebender’ Shines, Dominates Tavares!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight strikers Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya dueled last night (July 6, 2018) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 Finale from inside Pearl Theatre in Las …read more

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The 5 biggest takeaways from TUF 27 Finale, including Israel Adesanya passing a real test

What really mattered at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday night? Here are five things worth taking note of from the FS1-televised event.
1. Don’t kid yourself: …read more

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Adesanya stays undefeated, dominates veteran Tavares

ADESANYA vs TAVARESIn his first UFC main event, middleweight up and comer Israel Adesanya fought like he’s been headlining for years, as he delivered a lopsided five-round decision victory over …read more

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Israel Adesanya after TUF 27 Finale shellacking of Brad Tavares: 'I'm proving these people wrong'

LAS VEGAS – Surging UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya has a ranked opponent on his list of wins and a target for his next outing.
Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will be …read more

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Israel Adesanya wants Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall winner, eventual meeting with Robert Whittaker

Israel Adesanya answered a lot of questions about where he stands in the middleweight division Friday, and now it’s his turn to call the shots.
The main event of The Ultimate …read more

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Darren Till discusses potential Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya fights and 'coming for everyone'

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LAS VEGAS – Darren Till is here taking some time away from his fast-rising career as he enjoys his first UFC International Fight Week …read more

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TUF 27 Finale bonuses: 'Violent Bob Ross' Luis Pena gets a happy accident worth $50k

LAS VEGAS – Israel Adesanya, Luis Pena, Alex Caceres and Martin Bravo earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Friday’s UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale.
Adesanya and Pena earned “Performance of …read more

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Israel Adesanya Banks Bonus for Dominant Performance: TUF 27 Finale Bonuses

UFC officials announced the recipients of the fighter bonuses following The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale during the event’s post-fight press conference on Friday. Israel Adesanya, Luis Pena, Alex Caceres, and …read more

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TUF 27 Finale bonuses: Israel Adesanya earns Performance of the Night

Israel Adesanya didn’t just put on a performance in The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on Friday night that left longtime observers wondering if we just might be seeing the rise …read more

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Israel Adesanya def. Brad Tavares at the TUF 27 Finale: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Israel Adesanya’s unanimous decision win over Brad Tavares at the TUF 27 Finale in Las Vegas. (Photos by Stephen R. Sylvanie, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Adesanya routs Tavares in breakthrough victory

In just his third UFC fight, Israel Adesanya proved he’s ready for bigger and better things in the middleweight division, dominating veteran Brad Tavares in a five-round unanimous decision Friday …read more

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TUF 27 Finale results: Israel Adesanya picks apart Brad Tavares, wins unanimous decision

Israel Adesanya systematically broke down veteran Brad Tavares to pick up his biggest win to date.
Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) nearly pitched a shutout over Tavares (17-5 MMA, 12- 5 …read more

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TUF 27 Finale results: Israel Adesanya scores impressive win over Brad Tavares

There were those who wondered whether Israel Adesanya was getting to big of a push too fast.
The decorated kickboxer from New Zealand was flashy but still somewhat untested as a …read more

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TUF 27 Finale results: Israel Adesanya styles on Brad Tavares

Israel Adesanya outclassed Brad Tavares to win a unanimous decision in the TUF 27 Finale main event. The UFC’s TUF 27 Finale event is in the books, and the top …read more

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Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's bloody, dominant win over Brad Tavares at TUF 27 Finale

Israel Adesanya was highly confident in his chances at Brad Tavares prior to The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. He managed to come through with the victory.
The unbeaten Adesanya (14-0 MMA, …read more

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Israel Adesanya Styles on Brad Tavares in Display of Gorgeous Violence

Highly touted kickboxing prospect Israel Adesanya faced off with 8th-ranked contender Brad Tavares in an important middleweight bout tonight (Friday, July 6, 2018) from inside the Palms Casino Resort in …read more

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TUF 27 Finale Results | Israel Adesanya defeats Brad Tavares (Highlights)

A middleweight bout featuring streaking division contenders Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya headlined tonight’s TUF 27 Finale event in Las Vegas.
Adesanya entered the contest sporting a perfect 13-0 record while …read more

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Israel Adesanya defeats Brad Tavares by unanimous decision

Israel Adesanya defeats Brad Tavares Israel Adesanya defeats Brad Tavares by unanimous decision …read more

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TUF 27 Finale video highlights: Adesanya outclasses Tavares

Watch the full fight video highlights of Israel Adesanya dominating Brad Tavares in the TUF 27 Finale main event. Israel Adesanya just stunted on the UFC’s #8 ranked middleweight Brad …read more

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Israel Adesanya Couldn’t Take Brad Tavares’ Heart, but He Certainly Took the Fight to Him at the TUF 27 Finale

There may have been those that doubted Israel Adesanya ahead of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas, but after he put on a dominant performance against …read more

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TUF 27 Finale in Tweets: Pros react to Israel Adesanya’s clinical destruction of Brad Tavares

“The Stylebender” has arrived.
On Friday night, Israel Adesanya outclassed Brad Tavares in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. Some fans thought the No. 8-ranked Tavares might be …read more

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TUF 27 Finale live blog: Tavares vs. Adesanya

This is The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale live blog for Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya, a middleweight bout at Friday night’s UFC event at the Pearl Theater at The Palms …read more

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TUF 27 Finale – Live Results

The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale goes down live tonight from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event rising star Israel Adesanya takes on Brad Tavares in …read more

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TUF 27 Finale Clash: Tavares Vs. Adesanya!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight strikers Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya will clash TONIGHT (July 6, 2018) inside The Pearl Theater in Paradise, Nevada.
At one point in time, Tavares was …read more

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TUF 27 Finale: Tavares vs. Adesanya live results and discussion

Live results and discussion for the TUF 27 Finale in Vegas, which features a middleweight headliner between Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya. Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live …read more

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TUF 27 Finale predictions

The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale is here. This card is being headlined by an important middleweight bout involving rising star Israel Adesanya and seasoned veteran Brad Tavares. Apart from this …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Brad Tavares: ‘It’s a Different Breed He’s Messing With’

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TUF 27 Finale odds: Adesanya slight favorite over Tavares

Check out the betting odds for The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, where Israel Adesanya is favored to beat Brad Tavares in the main event. Part one of a two UFC …read more

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Tavares: Adesanya is ‘trying to convince himself’ he’s the ‘A-side’

Brad Tavares responds to Israel Adesanya’s previous comments about being the “A-Side” in their matchup. Middleweight standouts Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya will be headlining the TUF 27 Finale …read more

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Brad Tavares Says It’s Too Much, Too Soon for Israel Adesanya to Face Him Right Now

Brad Tavares will be the first to admit he didn’t expect to face Israel Adesanya next.
Following four straight wins including a TKO victory in his most recent fight, Tavares had …read more

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Dan Hooker says teammate Israel Adesanya is ‘not putting on an act’ — ‘that’s him’

LAS VEGAS — At UFC 226 media day, Dan Hooker discusses his fight with Gilbert Burns, being teammates with Israel Adesanya, the video of Fabricio Werdum throwing a boomerang at …read more

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Watch The Ultimate Fighter 27 Weigh-in Live at 7 PM ET

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Watch The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale weigh-in streaming live from Las Vegas at 7 p.m. ET. Middleweights Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya headline Friday’s fight card at the …read more

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TUF 27 Finale official weigh-ins video, photos: Ready to crown two new 'TUF' winners in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The TUF 27 Finale official weigh-ins took place today, and MMAjunkie was on the scene.
In the headliner, Brad Tavares (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) meets Israel Adesanya (12-0 …read more

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‘TUF 27’ Finale Weigh-ins: Julian Marquez Misses Weight, Headliners Cleared

The Ultimate Fighter 27” Finale is taking place Friday, July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be headlined by Brad Tavares taking on undefeated Israel Adesanya. …read more

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10 reasons to watch the TUF 27 Finale, where Tavares and Adesanya will lobby for respect

The nice thing about MMA is that folks can settle their differences in the cage. On Friday, Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya will see who is correct in their assessment …read more

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The long, strange trip of Eugene Bareman, coach of Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker

At first, Eugene Bareman guided Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker away from City Kickboxing. This weekend, they play key roles in the biggest weekend of the gym’s history. Based on …read more

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Tournament finalists, full card revealed for Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale

The card for The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale is set.
A previously announced middleweight bout between undefeated kickboxing expert Israel Adesanya and veteran Brad Tavares will headline Friday’s event at the …read more

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Israel Adesanya TUF 27 Finale open workout highlights

LAS VEGAS — Israel Adesanya put on a show for fans and media at the UFC 226 and TUF 27 Finale open workouts Wednesday at MGM Grand. Adesanya faces Brad …read more

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Brad Tavares: Israel Adesanya is Not Worth The Hype

Brad Tavares doesn’t understand the hype surrounding Israel Adesanya. This Friday night (July 6), Tavares and Adesanya will share the Octagon in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter” 27 …read more

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Brad Tavares says Israel Adesanya is either ‘trying to convince himself’ or ‘extremely delusional’

LAS VEGAS — At the TUF 27 Finale media day, Brad Tavares discusses Israel Adesanya’s trash talk, his first main event fight Friday night, the middleweight division and more. …read more

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Israel Adesanya details how he'll finish Brad Tavares, who's headlining 'because of me'

LAS VEGAS – Heading into the first headliner of his 16-fight UFC career, Brad Tavares has been clear in that he doesn’t believe Israel Adesanya deserves the spot he’s in …read more

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Brad Tavares says Israel Adesanya 'definitely not' worth the hype, can win however he wants

LAS VEGAS – Brad Tavares is not buying into the hype around Israel Adesanya, and he intends on proving why in The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale headliner.
Despite being just two …read more

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Adesanya says Romero is ‘gaming the system’ with weight cuts

“It’s almost cheating to be honest,” Israel Adesanya said of Yoel Romero’s missed weight cut(s). Feared middleweight contender Yoel Romero insists he did everything he could to make weight for …read more

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Israel Adesanya Eyes Future Bout With Darren Till

“The Last Stylebender,” Israel Adesanya is a wonderful character. The Nigerian born fighter who trains out of City Kickboxing in New Zealand is undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Brad Tavares: ‘If not for me, he wouldn’t be here’

LAS VEGAS — At a TUF 27 Finale media day Wednesday, Israel Adesanya discusses his main event fight against Brad Tavares, his budding rivalry with Uriah Hall, some of the …read more

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Israel Adesanya Believes Yoel Romero is ‘Gaming the System’ When it Comes to Missing Weight

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight prospect Israel Adesanya has spoken about the UFC’s decision to change fighter weigh-in times from early morning back to the traditional afternoon weigh-ins. …read more

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Israel Adesanya says he’d love to fight Darren Till in the future

UFC middleweight prospect Israel Adesanya and welterweight contender Darren Till are two of the fastest rising stars in the UFC today. And while they currently operate in different weight classes, …read more

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Pic: Adesanya Is Making The C-Word Great Again

By his own admission, Israel Adesanya will “say the darndest things.”
That includes his scathing criticism of top middleweight contender Yoel Romero, who fell into “The Last Stylebender’s” crosshairs after failing …read more

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Israel Adesanya goes off on Yoel Romero for “almost cheating”

Yoel Romero has dazzled fans in his first two bouts of 2018, first clubbing former champ Luke Rockhold into unconsciousness in February, then engaging current champ Robert Whittaker in one …read more

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Israel Adesanya discusses early weigh-ins, Yoel Romero, and facing Darren Till

Israel Adesanya would prefer if the UFC kept the early weigh-ins rather than pushed them to later in the day, as suggested by Dana White.
The striking supremo has come …read more

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TUF 27 Finale main-event breakdown: How Brad Tavares can upset fast-rising Israel Adesanya

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale’s top bouts, and today, we look at the Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya main event.
The …read more

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'Frienemies' Dan Hooker and Israel Adesanya step up Kiwi assault on UFC

As Israel Adesanya puts it, a Kiwi takeover is about to hit the UFC.
Adesanya steps up his rapid assault on the UFC’s middleweight division when he headlines The Ultimate Fighter …read more

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Adesanya Doesn’t Want To Be ‘Babied’ By UFC

Whether or not you believe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has handpicked opponents for undefeated middleweight sensation Israel Adesanya, there’s no denying how talented “Last Stylebender” truly is.
Despite making his mixed …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2715 with Brad Tavares, Ryan Couture, Christian Aguilera, Louis Taylor

Stream or download Friday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Brad Tavares, Ryan Couture, Christian Aguilera, and Louis Taylor.
UFC middleweight Tavares, who faces Israel Adesanya in the TUF 27 Finale …read more

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Brad Tavares explains why he thinks Dana White ‘jumped the gun’ announcing injury news

LAS VEGAS — At a UFC media day, Brad Tavares discusses why he believes Dana White said he was out of the TUF 27 Finale main event against Israel Adesanya, …read more

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Israel Adesanya: ‘I don’t want to be babied’ by the UFC

TUF 27 Finale headliner Israel Adesanya embraces the UFC’s “sink or swim” mentality. Middleweight striker Israel Adesanya is one of the most intriguing and exciting prospects on the UFC roster, …read more

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Posted on June 30, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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TUF 27 Finale headliner Brad Tavares talks (non?) injury, 'delusional' Israel Adesanya

LAS VEGAS – Being mistakenly announced out of your first UFC headliner is probably not the type of situation that a fighter wants to be dealing with during his final …read more

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