Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has suffered his second UFC loss this past weekend at UFC 281 when he got KO’d by an old foe.
Former GLORY middleweight champion Alex Pereira came to UFC in 2021 in order to pursue a third win against “The Last Stylebender”, as he got the better out of Adesanya in their first two kickboxing bouts.
And he did! Adesanya got beat by “Poatan” for a third time at “Madison Square Garden” in New York, but Israel is a firm believer that the war is not yet over.
“I can beat him. I’ve been in there (with him) too many times now and I’ve also taken his best shots in different gloves,” Adesanya said. “I took him down, I controlled him. I know what to do now. I compromised his legs early, but then he compromised mine as well… He just did it better. But I know I can beat him. I know I have his number. But again, he just somehow gets it done ’cause he’s the comeback kid.”
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Attacking Titans like this one thrills me!!
Another chapter to “Poatan” 🗿. You won the battle yet again, but the war wages on! The hunter now becomes the hunted, the game’s not over 👾 #Law15 #insetcoin #playagain #nowondertheymadesomanysawmovies 🧩 pic.twitter.com/Bi3vTPL5jZ
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) November 13, 2022