One To Watch: The Next Big UFC Star?

(Unfortunately, Dana White asked us to take this highlight video down because it was too good and he wanted it for his personal collection)

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya | 13-0 | 6’4 185 lbs. | Age 29 | Reach 80″ | Switch Stance |

Twelve straight wins all by knockout. Five finishes in the first round. An infectious style showcasing spectacular creativity and versatility, eerily reminiscent of Jon Jones.

The hype train is full steam ahead for “The Last Style Bender” Israel Adesanya. The undefeated middleweight from Nigeria, now fighting out of New Zealand, has the skills and supreme confidence to be the next big thing. Adesanya’s critics were laid to rest after he dismantled the Australian Rob Wilkinson in his own backyard in his first UFC fight.

Before the bout, many questioned whether Adesanya had the takedown defense to halt Mr. Wilkinson’s strong wrestling skills. “The Last Style Bender” responded in thrilling fashion, finishing Wilkinson ruthlessly in the second round. Here’s how Adesanya was able to dominate the fight.

 

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