• 2019-10-11

After a long spell as a kickboxer, Israel Adesanya aka “The Last Style Bender” transitioned into Mixed Martial Arts, “a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and, on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts.” He joined the program in 2018 and made his debut in February the same year at UFC 221. The Nigerian born is progressively becoming one of the UFC’s prominent athletes. Recently, he knocked down New Zealand opponent, Robert Whittaker, in the second to clinch the middleweight title at UFC 243. Adesanya now boasts of “an unbeaten record of 17-0 with just six UFC appearances under his belt.” Each time he walks out into the octagon, the crowd love his style – he is bold, confident and has got wild breakdance moves. Adesanya has joined the list of Nigerian fighters like current UFC Welter Weight Champion Kamarudeen "Kamaru" Usman, and others raising the flag of their home country high in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.