Tattoo: At the age of twenty-two Israel Adesanya got his first tattoo on the upper side of his chest that reads, ‘BROKEN NATIVE’ inked on bold capital letters. Meaning: The ink that is permanently sticking to Israel Adesanya’s upper chest is there to remind him of the life he had and the life he has…
At the age of 18, he started training in kickboxing, after being inspired by the Muay Thai film Ong-Bak. Two years later Adesanya made the decision to cease his studies in pursuit of a career in kickboxing and went on to amass an amateur record of 32–0 before turning professional and fighting in China.
Adesanya (20-1) defeated Vettori (17-3-1) via split decision in a three-round fight in which Adesanya had his way on the feet, but Vettori staged a late comeback behind his ground game. Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman didn’t watch that fight live, but he remembers the feedback he received from those who did.Jun 10, 2021
Watch the fights on ESPN+ PPV. Israel Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight title with a dominant unanimous-decision victory over Marvin Vettori in Saturday’s main event of UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona. All three judges scored the bout 50-45 for Adesanya. Read the entire story.Jun 13, 2021
Israel Adesanya UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya successfully defended his title for the third time in the main event of UFC 263 with a shutout unanimous decision over Marvin Vettori in a rematch of an April 2018 bout also won by “The Last Stylebender.”Jun 12, 2021
Israel Adesanya won a unanimous decision in a rematch against Marvin Vittori to defend his middleweight championship at UFC 263 Saturday night. Adesanya (21-1) kept out of reach from Vittori’s powerful punches most of the night and used his feet effectively, keeping the Italian fighter off balance.Jun 12, 2021