Darren Till hopes to get visa in time to serve as backup for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero

Darren Till is eager to fight on March 7 but has encountered a few hurdles trying to get there. Till (18-2-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) was intending on stepping in for Robert Whittaker to face Jared Cannonier at UFC 248, but visa issues have kept him in limbo. He explains that his U.S. visa has taken longer […]

City Kickboxing Coach Outlines Plan for Israel Adesanya to Face Stipe Miocic

Israel Adesanya apparently has designs on moving up in weight once he extends his reign at middleweight, but the targeted opponent does not reside in the division one might expect. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Eugene Bareman: Israel Adesanya ‘will definitely look to challenge’ Stipe Miocic if he can ‘get the business done at middleweight’

2019 was a phenomenal year for Israel Adesanya, who not only won the UFC middlweight title but also took home Fighter of the Year honors. But according to City Kickboxing’s head coach Eugene Bareman, things are only just beginning for “The Last Stylebender”. Adesanya, who was recently named New Zealand’s Sportsman of the Year, is […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Israel Adesanya honored as New Zealand ‘Sportsman of the Year’

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

WATCH: Israel Adesanya’s moving speech after winning ‘Sportsman of the Year’ in New Zealand

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya made history when he became the first combat sports athlete to be named “New Zealand Sportsman of the Year” at the 57th annual Halberg Awards. Adesanya took home the prestigious award after a remarkable 2019 in which his meteoric rise to the top of the UFC culminated with an undisputed […]

Morning Report: Israel Adesanya wins New Zealand Sportsman of the Year award, gives speech honoring combat sports legends

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting 2019 was a phenomenal year for Israel Adesanya. First, defeated Anderson Silva with a Fight of the Night performance at UFC 234. Then he claimed the UFC interim middleweight championship with a win over Kelvin Gastelum in the Fight of the Year. Finally, he won the undisputed middleweight title with a […]

Israel Adesanya on Yoel Romero getting title shot off two losses: ‘(Expletive) records’

HOUSTON – When the UFC announced Israel Adesanya would headline UFC 248 with a middleweight title defense against Yoel Romero, there were two general lines of thinking about the matchup: This is a great fight. But does Romero really deserve a title shot right now?  Unlike most MMA arguments, in which impossible-to-reconcile, diametrically opposed positions […]

Israel Adesanya, Yoel Romero verbally spar over Romero’s past weight-cut issues

Israel Adesanya is down to fight Yoel Romero regardless what the numbers say on the scale. The UFC middleweight champion discussed Romero’s history and past struggles making championship weight ahead of their 185-pound clash in the main event of UFC 248, which goes down in Las Vegas on March 7 at T-Mobile Arena. “Weight has […]

Israel Adesanya Eyes ‘Money Fight’ With Jon Jones Once He Clears Out Middleweight

A fight between Adesanya and Jones will occur down the line according to the middleweight champ. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones: Israel Adesanya ‘Doesn’t Impress Me the Way He Impresses Everyone Else’

Jon Jones has inspired plenty of superfight talk during his reign over the light heavyweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones: Israel Adesanya ‘scared’ to fight me, heavyweight title could be next

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones has a title defense coming up this weekend against Dominick Reyes, but it’s nearly impossible for him to escape questions about what’s next. One of the most dominant fighters in UFC history, the 32-year-old light heavyweight has wiped out almost every contender in his own division, which is why […]

Dana White open to booking Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones under the right circumstances

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya still has some work to do at middleweight, but he could eventually earn his way to a showdown with Jon Jones in the future. That’s according to UFC president Dana White, who said it’s going to be awfully hard to ignore that clash of champions considering how badly both […]

Israel Adesanya willing to ‘hunt’ Jon Jones at heavyweight

Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As far as Israel Adesanya is concerned, there’s nowhere that Jon Jones can hide. The UFC middleweight champion has stated on multiple occasions his intention to move up a division and challenge Jones, presumably for Jones’s light heavyweight title; however, Jones has predicted that given Adesanya’s career trajectory […]

Israel Adesanya: ‘Jon Jones can try and run to heavyweight, but I’ll hunt him down’

Israel Adesanya is confident he’ll see Jon Jones down the line, no matter the weight class. In a recent interview with BT Sport, UFC light heavyweight champion Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) said he doesn’t see himself fighting UFC middleweight champ Adesanya (18-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in the future because he will have likely moved […]

Morning Report: Israel Adesanya on his fight with Yoel Romero: ‘I’ll make it look easy’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Let it never be said that Israel Adesanya is not a fighting champion. Since joining the UFC in 2018, Adesanya has fought seven times.After winning the interim middleweight title over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 and then unifying the belts by knocking out Robert Whittaker at UFC 243, Adesanya was on […]

Israel Adesanya pays tribute to Kobe Bryant: ‘I don’t follow basketball, I just follow greatness’

Israel Adesanya admits that he doesn’t follow basketball, but that doesn’t mean that Kobe Bryant hasn’t left an impact on him, too. UFC middleweight champion Adesanya, who’s preparing for his upcoming headliner vs. Yoel Romero at UFC 248, recently commented on the tragic death of Bryant. Five-time NBA champion Bryant was killed in a helicopter […]

Manager explains how Yoel Romero got UFC 248 title shot vs. Israel Adesanya off two losses

LAS VEGAS – Yoel Romero is set to become the first fighter in UFC history to challenge for a championship following consecutive losses when he goes for the middleweight belt against Israel Adesanya at UFC 248. Although there’s going to be layer of controversy attached any time a fighter goes into a title bout under the […]

Israel Adesanya defends middleweight title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248

Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero asked and they received. Adesanya (18-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will defend his UFC middleweight title against Romero (13-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC 248. UFC 248 takes place March 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+. […]

Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero official for UFC 248 main event

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya will get his wish. The middleweight champion will make his first title defense against Yoel Romero in the UFC 248 main event on March 7 from Las Vegas. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Thursday following an initial report from ESPN quoting UFC president Dana White. […]

Israel Adesanya-Yoel Romero Middleweight Title Fight to Headline UFC 248

Yoel Romero will be getting another crack at the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title in March. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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