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Robert Whittaker Wants Adesanya Fight On Same Card As Khabib vs. Poirier

Robert Whittaker’s next match-up is set. Israel Adesanya captured the interim UFC middleweight title when he defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 earlier this month. Now, he’ll face Whittaker in …read more

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Weidman Is A ‘Nightmare’ Matchup For Adesanya

Prior to Israel Adesanya winning the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight title following a memorable bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 (highlights), Chris Weidman wasn’t convinced “The Last …read more

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Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya Is The UFC’s Money Fight Of The Future

It hasn’t even been a week since Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 to win the UFC interim middleweight title in one of the greatest championship fights in …read more

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Conor McGregor Calls Out UFC Over Israel Adesanya Knockdown Record

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum put on a magnificant performance in their interim UFC middleweight title fight over the weekend. Both men left it all insdie the Octagon, but it …read more

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Israel Adesanya sets record at UFC 236, Conor McGregor begs to differ

Israel Adesanya absorbed quite a bit of punishment in his UFC 236 interim middleweight title fight with Kelvin Gastelum, but he also landed plenty of meaningful offense in return. In …read more

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Israel Adesanya fires back at Paulo Costa after post-fight comments

Shortly after Israel Adesanya captured the UFC interim middleweight title by defeating Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 236 co-main event, he found himself on the receiving end of a social …read more

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Fortunes changed for five at UFC 236

After Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum had what was one of the greatest fights in UFC history on Saturday night in Atlanta, moments later, when the awe subsided, the immediate …read more

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Adesanya, Gastelum exchange compliments: ‘This is the fight movies are made of’

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum have nothing but respect for each other following their five-round slugfest at UFC 236. Respect was earned at UFC 236.
In the co-main event, Israel Adesanya …read more

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Yoel Romero to Israel Adesanya: ‘See you soon’

Over the weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 236, undefeated UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya became the interim champion with a dazzling decision defeat of the dangerous Kelvin Gastelum. …read more

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Odds: Robert Whittaker favored over new interim champion Israel Adesanya

Having won the UFC interim middleweight championship with a thrilling decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 this past Saturday, Israel Adesanya can now look …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker on facing ‘exposed’ Israel Adesanya next: ‘Israel should be very worried’

Last Saturday night at UFC 236, Israel Adesanya claimed the interim UFC middleweight title in a five-round classic against Kelvin Gastelum. It was a star-making performance from Adesanya and sets …read more

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Robert Whittaker says Israel Adesanya got exposed in Kelvin Gastelum fight at UFC 236

Israel Adesanya became the interim middleweight champion after beating Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision at UFC 236. Now, the plan is for Adesanya to unify his belt with current champion, …read more

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Monday Morning Analyst: Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum: Fight of the Year Breakdown

On this edition on the Monday Morning Analyst, Luke Thomas takes a look at what made the war between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 so good. …read more

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UFC 236 Fighter Salaries: Max Holloway and Israel Adesanya take home top payouts

Max Holloway and Israel Adesanya each took home an event-high $350,000 for their efforts at last Saturday’s UFC 236 event in Atlanta.

Israel Adesanya went to war with Kelvin Gastelum in …read more

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Adesanya: Irrelevant Jones Wishes He Was Me

Fresh off his interim Middleweight title-winning performance over Kelvin Gastelum at last Saturday’s (April 13, 2019) UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Atlanta, Georgia (highlights here), Israel Adesanya is now …read more

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Robert Whittaker Senses Jealousy In Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker believes Israel Adesanya wants to hog the limelight. Adesanya has been showered with praise following his “Fight of the Year” candidate against Kelvin Gastelum. “The Last Stylebender” picked …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum releases first statement since UFC 236 battle with Israel Adesanya

Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya put on an all-timer at UFC 236 this past weekend and even though it was Adesanya who came out on top in the interim middleweight …read more

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UFC 236 Medical Suspensions: Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum Facing Indefinite Terms

Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum absorbed incredible amounts of punishment in their respective title bouts at UFC 236, and as a result, both are facing indefinite medical suspensions. …read more

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Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum suspended indefinitely following UFC 236

Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya both won interim championships at UFC 236 on Saturday night in Atlanta, but neither of them had an easy road in their fights for gold. …read more

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UFC 236 medical suspensions: Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum both out indefinitely

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum led a field of five fighters to be issued potentially lengthy medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 236.
The Georgia Athletic and …read more

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Adesanya Opens As Betting Underdog Against Whittaker

Coming into his UFC 236 interim middleweight championship showdown against Kelvin Gastelum, undefeated striking sensation Israel Adesanya had a commanding nine-inch reach advantage over the former welterweight, as well as …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum 'in pain pretty good' after epic UFC 236 clash vs. Israel Adesanya, head held high

Kelvin Gastelum was – unsurprisingly – in some pain Sunday night after his epic UFC 236 clash with Israel Adesanya, but he also seems to be in good spirits.
Gastelum met …read more

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Paulo Costa Is Laughing At Israel Adesanya

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight striker, Israel Adesanya, captured the interim 185-pound title with a thrilling unanimous decision win over Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV) event …read more

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Israel Adesanya: Coming Back from Adversity Against Kelvin Gastelum ‘Was Some Movie S---’

If Israel Adesanya wasn’t a star before this weekend, he certainly became one during his magnificent triumph over Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 in Atlanta on …read more

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Paulo Costa Mocks 'Fake' Champ Israel Adesanya on Instagram

Israel Adesanya continues to defy the critics on his march to the undisputed UFC middleweight title after his brutal five-round war against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, but there’s at …read more

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Watch the MMA Hour with Israel Adesanya, Luke Rockhold, Maycee Barber, the Monday Morning Analyst, Sound Off and more at 12 p.m. ET

12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, I’ll take a look at what made the war between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya so good on the Monday Morning Analyst.
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Dana White reacts to Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya from UFC 236

Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya delivered one of the greatest fights in history at last night’s UFC 236 event in Atlanta according to President Dana White.

‘Stylebender’ and ‘KG’ went …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum issues statement following UFC 236 title loss to Israel Adesanya

Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya squared off for the interim middleweight championship in the co-headliner of last night’s UFC 236 event in Atlanta.

The fight exceeded expectations, as Gastelum and Adesanya …read more

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What's next for UFC 236 headliners?

Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya look to be headed for title unification bouts, but the future for Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum doesn’t appear to be as clear. …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum after UFC 236 losses?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya after UFC 236 title wins?)
ATLANTA – UFC 236 provided two of the most memorable title fights in recent …read more

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Paulo Costa Calls Israel Adesanya A Fake UFC Champion

Paulo Costa isn’t impressed by Israel Adesanya’s interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title win. Adesanya went one-on-one with Kelvin Gastelum last night (April 13). “The Last Stylebender” and Gastelum …read more

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Israel Adesanya UFC 236 Octagon Interview: ‘I’m the champion’

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Check out what Israel Adesanya had to say seconds after winning interim gold against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on Saturday. The epic war earned a bonus and …read more

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Israel Adesanya: Coming Back from Adversity Against Kelvin Gastelum 'Was Some Movie S--t'

If Israel Adesanya wasn’t a star before this weekend, he certainly became one during his magnificent triumph over Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 in Atlanta on …read more

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Israel Adesanya Says He Was Willing To Die & Kill At UFC 236

Israel Adesanya says he was prepared to risk it all for the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight gold. Adesanya went one-on-one with Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of …read more

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UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 - Winners and Losers

In an epic night of fights, we had two new champions crowned in Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya. But were Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum really losers? Heading into the …read more

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Israel Adesanya had to dig deep against Kelvin Gastelum, and those depths were the revelation

Early last year, Israel Adesanya quietly took out Rob Wilkinson in his UFC debut, and then — in a bold and ultimately symbolic act — proceeded to mark his territory …read more

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Jon Jones responds to post-fight comments from Israel Adesanya

Shortly after he defeated Kelvin Gastelum to capture the interim middleweight title at UFC 236, Israel Adesanya was asked about a potential fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Though …read more

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Paulo Costa mocks 'fake' champ Israel Adesanya: The division has 'been better than this (expletive)'

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Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236: Best photos

A lot of people were impressed by the UFC 236 display that earned Israel Adesanya the promotion’s interim middleweight title.
Apparently, Paulo …read more

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Jones rips Adesanya’s UFC 236 win over Gastelum

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continues to build tension between him and interim middleweight titleholder Israel Adesanya. Prior to his UFC 236 fight with Kelvin Gastelum, Israel Adesanya …read more

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Dana White likes Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones matchup

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 236, undefeated Nigerian-born Kiwi Israel Adesanya captured the interim middleweight title with a thrilling decision defeat of Kelvin Gastelum. With this victory, …read more

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Israel Adesanya on Kelvin Gastelum war: ‘I was willing to die, so I was willing to kill’

Israel Adesanya was in a rough spot in the fourth round at UFC 236. Kelvin Gastelum rocked him with a head kick and nearly finished him. The damage done to …read more

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UFC 236 video recap: Adesanya wins decision in end-to-end war with Gastelum

Both men went to war as Israel Adesanya got the nod against Kelvin Gastelum by decision in the co-main event of UFC 236. Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous …read more

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Israel Adesanya shuts down Jon Jones question, but Dana White welcomes idea

ATLANTA – For new UFC interim middleweight champ Israel Adesanya, a hard-fought win over Kelvin Gastelum is the only thing worth talking about right now. The name Jon Jones can …read more

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UFC 236 bonuses: Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya, and Kelvin Gastelum earn honors

When two of the best fights of the year happen on one card, it’s only fair that the four fighters involved get a little extra.
Such was the case at UFC …read more

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UFC 236 championship fights steal the show and the bonuses

Though UFC 236 was chock-full of good fights, none could hold a candle to the main and co-main event championship bouts.
Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum appeared to have run …read more

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Fighters react in awe at Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum UFC 236 war

Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum to capture the interim middleweight title on Saturday in the UFC 236 co-main event. Following the title bout, fighters reacted to the back and forth …read more

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UFC 236 bonuses: No surprise with two $50,000 'Fight of Night' winners

ATLANTA – Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 236 event.
All four fighters earned a pair of “Fight …read more

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Israel Adesanya wins interim title in possible Fight of the Year against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236

Israel Adesanya is the new UFC interim middleweight champion. The 29-year old Nigerian defeated Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 236 co-main event on Saturday in a back and forth bout …read more

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Adesanya bests Gastelum for title in UFC classic

Israel Adesanya dropped Kelvin Gastelum multiple times in an epic fifth round Saturday night in Atlanta, scoring a unanimous decision to win the UFC’s interim middleweight title. …read more

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UFC 236 fight highlights: Israel Adesanya bloodies Kelvin Gastelum to claim the belt


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Check out the highlights from Israel Adesanya’s victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 …read more

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Israel Adesanya wins interim title in possible Fight of the Year against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236

Israel Adesanya is the new UFC interim middleweight champion. The 29-year old Nigerian defeated Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 236 co-main event on Saturday in a back and forth bout …read more

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Highlights! Adesanya Outlasts Gastelum In FOTY Candidate

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum turned in one of the best middleweight title fights you’ll ever see last night (Sat., April 13, 2019) at UFC 236 live on ESPN+ PPV …read more

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UFC 236 results: Israel Adesanya outduels Kelvin Gastelum in five-round classic

Forget the interim tag. Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya showed they belong along the best fighters in any division after taking part in an instant classic Saturday at UFC 236.
The …read more

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Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum full fight video highlights

Watch Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum full fight video highlights from UFC 236’s co-main event above, courtesy of the UFC.
UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier took place April 13 at the …read more

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Pros react to Adesanya’s thrilling win over Gastelum at UFC 236

Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum in an epic battle at UFC 236. On Twitter, pro fighters praised both athletes. In a battle for the ages, Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum …read more

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Pros react to Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya at UFC 236

Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya squared off for the promotions interim middleweight title in the co-headliner if tonight’s UFC 236 main event.

Kelvin Gastelum entered tonight’s contest on the heels …read more

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Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's epic interim title win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236

Just 14 months after making his UFC debut, Israel Adesanya is a champion in the promotion. He defeated Kelvin Gastelum to claim the interim middleweight belt on Saturday in the …read more

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UFC 236 video: Watch Adesanya and Gastelum go to war

Watch video from the UFC 236 title bout between Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum UFC 236’s co-headliner was an interim middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum. It …read more

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UFC 236 results: Adesanya edges out Gastelum in epic war

Israel Adesanya just won a remarkable unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum to win the interim middleweight title in the UFC 236 co-main event. The UFC 236 co-main event just …read more

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UFC 236 results: Israel Adesanya tops Kelvin Gastelum in thrilling classic to claim interim title

ATLANTA – In one of the best fights in recent memory, Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) claimed the UFC’s interim middleweight tile in a classic five-round thriller with Kelvin …read more

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UFC 236 Results: Israel Adesanya defeats Kelvin Gastelum (Highlights)

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum squared off for the promotions interim middleweight championship in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 236 event.

Kelvin Gastelum is coming off back-to-back victories over Michael …read more

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UFC 236 live blog: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

This is the UFC 236 live blog for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya, an interim middleweight championship bout at Saturday’s UFC event at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Gastelum, who is …read more

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UFC 236 primer: Gastelum vs. Adesanya

In the co-main event of UFC 236, Kelvin Gastelum will take on Israel Adesanya and the interim UFC middleweight title is on the line. Top middleweight contenders Kelvin Gastelum and …read more

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Max Holloway: ‘Last time I checked, I’m getting two belts in the center of the cage’

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On Episode 6 of UFC 236 Embedded, middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum gets in a champion mindset with his friend, flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo.
Athletes make weight Friday morning, …read more

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Forrest Griffin breaks down UFC 236 co-main event between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya

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Forrest Griffin breaks down the upcoming middleweight interim title fight between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on Saturday, April 13.
Gastelum has been knocking on the …read more

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Preview! Adesanya, Gastelum Collide For Substitute Strap

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will crown a new interim middleweight champion when top contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya collide for the substitute strap, while reigning division titleholder, Robert Whittaker, …read more

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'UFC 236 Embedded,' No. 6: Kelvin Gastelum gets a championship nod from Henry Cejudo

The UFC’s return to Atlanta after nearly three years is set for Saturday with UFC 236, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready.
UFC 236 takes place …read more

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UFC 236 Embedded, Episode 6: ‘I think he’s going to knock this guy out’

In the sixth episode of UFC 236 Embedded, Henry Cejudo praises Kelvin Gastelum, the fighters hit the scale, and more. …read more

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UFC 236: Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum Toe-to-Toe Preview

Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know about Adesanya vs. Gastelum at UFC 236, and everything you don’t about illegal shirts. Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya co-headlines …read more

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UFC 236 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘That is not good’

In the fifth episode of UFC 236 Embedded, Max Holloway has some fun with Daniel Cormier, Kelvin Gastelum, Israel Adesanya, and Holloway work out, the fighters do media day, and …read more

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UFC 236 | Israel Adesanya says he is ‘hunting’ Jon Jones

Israel Adesanya is currently gearing up for an interim middleweight title fight with Kelvin Gastelum, which goes down in the co-main event of UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday …read more

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VIDEO | Unearthed footage of Israel Adesanya sparring with ‘Rumble’

Israel Adesanya, who battles Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight title in the co-main of UFC 236 this weekend, is believed to have some of the best striking in MMA. …read more

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All fighters make weight for UFC 236 showdowns

Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier made weight for their interim lightweight title bout at UFC 236, and Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya did the same as they’ll contend for the …read more

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Morning Report: Israel Adesanya to Jon Jones: ‘I’ve already killed one GOAT, I’m hunting the next’

This Saturday, Israel Adesanya has the chance to compete for his first UFC title when he takes on Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Ga. But if Adesanya has …read more

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Adesanya responds to Gastelum’s critique: He has beat a lot of older fighters

Israel Adesanya responds to Kelvin Gastelum’s criticism that he hasn’t fought top contenders. It took surging middleweight contender Israel Adesanya just one year to rocket up the UFC rankings and …read more

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UFC 236 Clash: Gastelum Vs. Adesanya!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya will collide over interim gold this Saturday (April 13, 2019) at UFC 236 from State Farm Arena in Atlanta, …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum says he won’t ‘play into’ Israel Adesanya’s mind games at UFC 236

ATLANTA — At UFC 236 media day, Kelvin Gastelum discusses bare-knuckle fighting, his path in the middleweight division, facing Israel Adesanya, “ignorant” comments he receives on social media, how Adesanya …read more

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Israel Adesanya says Kelvin Gastelum can take a lot of punishment ‘and I’m willing to deliver’

ATLANTA — At UFC 236 media day, Israel Adesanya discusses the artwork on his shirt, fighting for a UFC title 14 months after his debut, facing Kelvin Gastelum, how he …read more

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UFC 236 media day staredowns

ATLANTA — At UFC 236 media day Thursday, the stars from the card, including Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya, Kelvin Gastelum, faced off ahead of their fights Saturday in …read more

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Israel Adesanya Responds To Kelvin Gastelum Saying He Doesn’t Deserve UFC Title Shot

In the co-main event of this weekend’s (Sat. April 13, 2019) UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV), an interim UFC middleweight championship will be contested for. Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum will …read more

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UFC 236 | Kelvin Gastelum opens up on mental hurdles ahead of Israel Adesanya fight

Kelvin Gastelum was supposed to battle Robert Whittaker for the undisputed UFC middleweight championship at UFC 234 in February. Regrettably, Whittaker was forced out of the bout with a last-minute …read more

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Adesanya: Silva Win Makes Me World’s Best

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum are fighting for the interim middleweight strap, which on paper, may be confusing to some fans, considering that both combatants are outranked by Yoel Romero …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum admits to struggling mentally ahead of UFC 236, but he's over it now

ATLANTA – The struggle is real for Kelvin Gastelum ahead of Saturday’s UFC 236 interim title fight with Israel Adesanya, and it has to do with motivation.
Gastelum was supposed to …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Pro fighters make their picks for Israel Adesanya vs Kelvin Gastelum

In the co-main event of UFC 236 this Saturday, Israel Adesanya is set to take on Kelvin Gastelum for the UFC’s interim middleweight title.

Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out …read more

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Israel Adesanya responds to Kelvin Gastelum questioning his title shot credentials

ATLANTA — Success has found Israel Adesanya quickly in the UFC.
In just his first 14 months in the organization, “The Last Stylebender” has been a busy man, racking up …read more

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UFC 236 open workouts video: Kelvin Gastelum

ATLANTA – Kelvin Gastelum took part in UFC 236 open workouts on Wednesday at the College Football Hall of Fame, and you can watch him work out in the video …read more

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Israel Adesanya considers Kelvin Gastelum non-factor in UFC 236 matchup: 'It's all about me'

ATLANTA – Israel Adesanya said he could “smell the fear” on previous opponent Derek Brunson. But against Kelvin Gastelum, he sees someone who won’t flinch.
“Kelvin’s not scared; he’s dangerous,” Adesanya …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum: ‘I didn’t see no pop’ in Israel Adesanya’s punches against Anderson Silva

ATLANTA — At UFC 236 open workouts, Kelvin Gastelum discusses not being able to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 234, his fight with Israel Adesanya, whether he’s go back to …read more

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Israel Adesanya says if he were Robert Whittaker, he would have relinquished UFC title

ATLANTA — At UFC 236 open workouts, Israel Adesanya discusses Robert Whittaker’s inactivity, why Anderson Silva was the toughest matchup for him, fighting Kelvin Gastelum, Gastelum’s comments about him and …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum: ‘I just don’t think Adesanya has fought those killers that I have’

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On Episode 2 of UFC 236 Embedded, middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum packs his fight week essentials: clothes, underwear, gear and lucky panda.
Featherweight champion and lightweight title contender …read more

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UFC 236 Embedded: ‘He hasn’t been through that fire’

In the second episode of UFC 236 Embedded, Kelvin Gastelum packs for his trip, Max Holloway goes hiking, Dustin Poirier works out, Israel Adesanya arrives, and more. …read more

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Adesanya: Gastelum Is Not My Toughest Opponent

Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum will serve as the co-main event for this weekend’s UFC 236 event, which will air from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This will …read more

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Gastelum vs. Adesanya: Top trainers make their picks

Rising star Israel Adesanya takes on longtime contender Kelvin Gastelum for the interim UFC middleweight belt Saturday at UFC 236. Who has the edge? We asked some of MMA’s top …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum compares Israel Adesanya hype to Uriah Hall after TUF 17

Kelvin Gastelum might have a higher ranking and far more wins against top 10 opponents but he’s still going to walk into his co-main event fight against Israel Adesanya as …read more

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Max Holloway kicks off UFC 236 fight week ripping up the track in a Porsche

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On Episode 1 of UFC 236 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway puts the pedal to the metal at a Porsche development track. Middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum takes …read more

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UFC 236 Embedded: ‘I’m retiring from MMA and becoming a driver for Porsche’

In the first episode of UFC 236 Embedded, Max Holloway goes for a test drive and mocks Conor McGregor, Kelvin Gastelum does a track workout, and more. …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya: UFC 236 Countdown

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The UFC returns to Atlanta with two title fights as reigning featherweight champion and No. 4-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world Max Holloway moves up in weight to …read more

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Video: 'UFC 236 Countdown' for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya interim title bout

Did you miss the debut of “UFC 236 Countdown,” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now.
The special looks at the co-headlining interim middleweight …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum doesn’t think Israel Adesanya has earned title shot at UFC 236

It’s taken Kelvin Gastelum six years to work his way towards a UFC title shot, so it’s understandable that he views Israel Adesanya’s rise to the top as being somewhat …read more

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Why Kelvin Gastelum was fine with UFC 236 offer to fight for interim title

LOS ANGELES – Two months ago, Kelvin Gastelum made it clear he considers himself the true UFC middleweight champion.
His scheduled shot at the recognized titleholder, Robert Whittaker, fell through just …read more

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