Israel Adesanya, who competes in the middleweight division of the UFC, has a perfect record. When he first competed for the organisation in 2018, he defeated Rob Wilkinson. The rest is history. Since he has been unbeaten in the division and is considered one of the greatest middleweight champions in UFC history.
There is a crucial fight for both men’s careers who has had history with the current middleweight champion, which is between Whittaker and Vettori on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC Paris. However, Whittaker and Vettori have a 0-2 record when facing middleweight champion Adesanya.
In a recent interview with Blakamoto & Oscar show, “Stylebender” claimed that he thinks Whittaker would easily win because the bout is so one-sided and neither of them excites him as potential future opponents. He stated, “The co-main, I’m excited for as well, actually I’m not, I’m not going to lie, I’m not going to bullshit you guys and give you the PC answers, I’m not excited for the co-main. I’ll watch it, I know who’s going to win, Rob’s going to win, that’s why it’s not exciting for me.”
Adesanya denied that there was any connection between beating both of them and the winner not getting a crack at the crown. In fact, he believes that Robert Whittaker defeats Marvin Vettori easily.
Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira is set for Madison Square garden at UFC 281
In one of the most recognisable arenas in the world, Adesanya will get his chance to exact revenge. Adesanya and Alex Pereira will square off for the middleweight championship on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Adesanya successfully defended the middleweight title five times with a unanimous decision victory over Jared Cannonier in his most recent match at UFC 276. The biggest victory of Pereira’s MMA career came when he ruthlessly knocked out Sean Strickland in less than three minutes to win his trilogy fight with “The Last Stylebender” on UFC 276.
After multiple decision wins, Israel Adesanya have faced a lot of backlashes from MMA community. However, there’s a good probability that his fight with Alex Pereira, a past adversary, will be an exciting one. Given their previous encounters, there is a good chance that the match will not go the distance.