Israel Adesanya efficiently defended his middleweight title towards Jared Cannonier in the principle occasion of UFC 276, profitable through unanimous determination. It was a disappointing major occasion, nevertheless it was nonetheless a profitable title defence for Israel Adesanya, from Nigeria, who retained his UFC Middleweight Championship towards Jared Cannonier of their middleweight championship struggle. In simply the seventh skilled struggle of his former kickboxing rival, Alex Pereira, Pereira (6-1) has instantly emerged as a greater opponent than Israel Adesanya, who he has defeated twice already in kickboxing. Israel Adesanya is predicted to get one other golden alternative to be omnipresent in his upcoming bout with Alex Pereira, a Brazilian kickboxing sensation who eradicated Shawn Strickland at UFC 276. Israel Adesanya received the middleweight strap three years in the past and is among the UFCs most enjoyable fighters and personalities. Nonetheless, his meticulous stroll across the ring was maybe probably the most thrilling a part of his drier, technical win over Jared Cannonier.
Whereas Alexander Volkanovski delivered a surprising show of dominance to maintain his featherweight title versus Max Holloway of their trilogy bout, middleweight champ Israel Adesanya left followers feeling disillusioned following a strong, lacklustre win over Jared Cannonier. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya earned himself a cool $590,000 for his bout towards Paulo Costa. The precise price of the dominant middleweight champ’s contract is not going to be identified till he has fought within the state requiring the MMA brass to disclose the purses of their fighters. Pereira earned a dominating victory on the undercard of UFC 276, dominating top-five ranked fighter Shawn Strickland, then scoring brutal knockouts. With the state of affairs between heavyweight champ Frances Ngannou and the UFC lower than very best, Paradigm Sports activities head coach Tim Simpson believes that controversy might incentivise the UFC to make a deal for UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya.
Israel Adesanya’s earlier three bouts within the Octagon have all led to his determination victory. Having mentioned that, some supporters imagine the Nigerian is changing into progressively risk-averse and is doing every thing he can to maintain his middleweight belt on the judges’ scorecards. To place it one other manner, he’s coasting. That is the prevalent storyline following Adesanya’s most up-to-date championship defence at UFC 276, the place ‘The Final Stylebender’ strolled to a unanimous victory over Jared Cannonier, however Alex Pereira disagrees.
Pereira is presently ranked sixth within the UFC middleweight standings and is the one boxer in fight sports activities historical past to have KO’d Adesanya. Jan Blachowicz is keen to rematch Israel Adesanya for the middleweight belt. The UFC276 win drew a lot criticism for Adesanya’s defensive method, particularly after convincing him to ship a spectacular efficiency. Some folks argued that Adesanya’s loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259, throughout a failed effort to advance up and declare the sunshine heavyweight title, has prompted “The Final Stylebender” to develop into fully threat averse, to the expense of leisure.