By: Nikhil Chauhan
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Israel Adesanya is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time and one of the finest strikers in the history of the sport.
He ranks just behind Anderson Silva for the most number of title defenses in the UFC's Middleweight history and is a modern day great with a dominant title reign.
However, you would be surprised to know that despite an increidble streak in the UFC's middleweight division, Adesanya's reign has been lackluster.
That is if we consider the number of stoppage wins in his Champioship reign as the Middleweight Champion.
There are more than 5 UFC Champion who have a better T/KO-win ratio than the Stylebender Israel Adesanya.
Here are five UFC Champions who did it better than Adesanya in terms of finishes inside the UFC Octagon.
Francis Ngannou with 12 finishes, Amanda Nunes with 10 finishes, Deiveson Figueiredo with 7 finishes, Valentina Shevchenko with 6 finishes and Aljamain Sterling with 6 finishes are all ahead of Adesanya.
Meanwhile, in his 12 UFC appearances, Adesanya only has 4 finishes to his name. 2 of which have come in his title reign.
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