Video: Uriah Hall eyes fights against Derek Brunson, Israel Adesanya next

After his win at UFC Vancouver, Uriah Hall talks about dealing with Antonio Carlos Junior’s elite grappling, turning a corner in his career, what it’s like to be in the middle of a bloody cage fight, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Paulo Costa predicts win for Robert Whittaker over ‘fake champion’ Israel Adesanya at UFC 243

Gallery Paulo Costa def. Yoel Romero at UFC 241: Best photos view 35 images Paulo Costa still plans on being front and center to watch his potential next opponent. He will fly halfway across the world to Melbourne, Australia, to watch Robert Whittaker defend his middleweight title against interim champion Israel Adesanya in the UFC […]

Austin Vanderford returns at Bellator 234 in Israel

Austin Vanderford celebrates his Bellator win with his wife, UFC fighter Paige VanZant. | Bellator Austin Vanderford is wasting no time. Less than two weeks after scoring his second Bellator win, “The Gentleman” already has a date and opponent set for his third appearance under the promotion’s banner. The promotion announced that Vanderford will be […]

Israel Adesanya teammate Brad Riddell signs with UFC, debuts at UFC 243

Another member of City Kickboxing is UFC bound. Joining teammates Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France, Shane Young, and Luke Jumeau, Brad Riddell can now call himself a member of the UFC roster. In a video posted on Facebook (via Engage), Kara-France surprised Riddell (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) with a UFC contract in front of […]

After UFC 241, Paulo Costa thinks Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya scared of him

ANAHEIM, Calif. – At the conclusion of Paulo Costa’s fight Saturday night, the fans at Honda Center seemed thrilled. But they weren’t the only ones. The UFC brass was happy enough with the performance Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) put on against former title challenger Yoel Romero (13-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) to give the two […]

Israel Adesanya Is ‘Player One’

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Krzysztof Jotko calls for Uriah Hall rematch, says he ‘hates’ Israel Adesanya

EDMONTON, Alberta — Krzysztof Jotko speaks to the media at UFC 240 about his decision win over Marc-André Barriault, the booing from the fans, a potential rematch with Uriah Hall, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC 243 heads to Melbourne for Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya will meet inside the Octagon in Australia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya is official for a 60,000-seat stadium in Melbourne. The UFC is going down under for the title unification bout on Oct. 5, as the promotion confirmed Tuesday that UFC 243 will take place […]

Robert Whittaker Taking Israel Adesanya Fight Seriously Despite Lack of Trash Talk

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been his usual calm self in the face of a barrage of trash talking coming from his opponent, Israel Adesanya, whom he meets on Oct. 5 at UFC 243. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Robert Whittaker Says He’s Taking Fight with Israel Adesanya Seriously despite Lack of Trash Talk

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been his usual calm self in the face of a barrage of trash talking coming from his opponent, Israel Adesanya, whom he meets on Oct. 5 at UFC 243. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Unfiltered Episode 306: Israel Adesanya, Michael Chiesa and UFC 239 Recap

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Israel Adesanya says Robert Whittaker reminded him of a ‘meth head’ at UFC summer press conference face-off

LAS VEGAS – Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker faced off for the first time since the announcement of their much anticipated middleweight title unification bout. They are set to square off in the main event of UFC 243 on Oct. 5. And Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), the interim titleholder has already started making reads […]

Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya title unifier to headline UFC 243 on Oct. 5

The UFC middleweight title fight everyone has been expecting is now official. On Friday, the promotion announced that 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker and interim titleholder Israel Adesanya will meet in a unification bout Oct. 5 at UFC 243. The promotion did not include a location with its announcement on social media. But just last month, […]

Israel Adesanya goes off on Robert Whittaker: ‘I will bury him if I have to’

Gallery Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236: Best photos view 77 images The highly anticipated title unification bout between middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and interim champ Israel Adesanya may be all but finalized. UFC president Dana White hinted at it with media at the new UFC Apex facility Tuesday. And a report from […]

Morning Report: Israel Adesanya questions if Robert Whittaker will even make it to their title unification bout

At UFC 234, Robert Whittaker was set to defend his middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum. Unfortunately, Whittaker suffered a serious abdominal hernia shortly before the fight and was forced into emergency surgery. In the aftermath, Gastelum was rebooked against Israel Adesanya for an interim title at UFC 236. That didn’t work out well for Gastelum […]

The Weekly Grind: Israel Adesanya feeds tiger, Conor McGregor shaves beard

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.” View […]

Michael Page understands ‘obvious comparisons’ to Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva

CHICAGO — At Bellator 221 media day, Michael Page discusses his semifinal tourney fight against Douglas Lima, turning Paul Daley into a wrestler, people comparing him to Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Israel Adesanya, Yoel Romero Trade Barbs In Twitter Exchange

Ultimate Fighting Championship interim middleweight champ Israel Adesanya took to Twitter and criticized former title challenger Yoel Romero for his inability to win a belt as well as his history of weight-cutting issues. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

The Weekly Grind: Fan gets giant Israel Adesanya tattoo, Max Holloway pranks friend

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.” #anotherone […]

Israel Adesanya reinforced lesson for UFC on ESPN+ 9’s Derek Brunson

OTTAWA, Ontario – UFC middleweight Derek Brunson is approaching his fight with Elias Theodorou with a mantra: don’t rush. “I can look back on some of my fights, (and) even the good ones where I got the knockout, I thought, ‘Ah, I probably should have toned it down a little bit,’” Brunson told reporters at […]

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