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Israel Adesanya: UCF Kick Boxing Genius [aka The Last Style Bender] by khalids: 5:27pm On Aug 09, 2018
First Anthony Joshua now Israel Mobolaji Adesanya, Nigerians just can not stop shinning and we must celebrate every single one that is doing us proud

(born July 22, 1989) He is a Nigerian-born New Zealander mixed martial artist and former kickboxer currently fighting in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In October 2017, he was ranked #6 middleweight worldwide in kickboxing by CombatPress.com. As of July 26, 2018, he is #9 in the official UFC middleweight rankings

Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2001 (aged 11 or 12) he moved to Whanganui, New Zealand and started training kickboxing. Adesanya amassed a professional record of 32-0 prior to moving and fighting in China.

Adesanya made his professional debut in 2012. Fighting in New Zealand, Australia and China over the next five-and-a-half years, he amassed a record of 11-0 with all wins coming via TKO stoppage prior to being signed by the UFC.

In December 2017, it was announced that Adesanya had signed with the UFC. He made his debut against Rob Wilkinson on February 11, 2018 at UFC 221. He won the fight via TKO in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus.

Adesanya's next fight was scheduled on April 14, 2018 against Marvin Vettori at UFC on Fox 29. He won the fight via split decision.

Adesanya faced Brad Tavares on July 6, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. Adesanya won the fight via unanimous decision. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Adesanya is expected to face Derek Brunson on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230

Curled from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Adesanya

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Re: Israel Adesanya: UCF Kick Boxing Genius [aka The Last Style Bender] by khalids: 5:43pm On Aug 09, 2018

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