“The Last Stylebender” as Israel is fondly called was flawlessly picking apart his far bigger opponent (Paulo Costa) before landing brutal ground strikes in the second round on Saturday night.
Costa was left bloodied and bruised on the canvas suffering his first career defeat to Israel who has never been defeated also.
Adesanya showcased all his kickboxing and boxing experience in the match by utilising his jab and footwork to evade Costa’s attempt to hit him.
With Israel having the match in control from the first round, Costa tried to swing momentum to his side but Israel had the advantage and caught the Brazilian with a chopping left hook.
After series of elbows, and punches, Israel was declared winner proving he truly is the greatest middleweight on the planet.
Many other fans across the world have also been hailing Adesanya with many admitting they never expected an easy win for the Nigerian who now has 20 wins in 20 fights.
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This is coming seven months after Israel Adesanya defeated his Cuban rival, Yoel Romero, in a unanimous decision to retain his belt as the Middleweight Champion.