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1. The flags listed in these tables are in accordance with the UFC's official telecasts and may not fully or accurately represent the full citizenship of the peoples listed. UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will tour Australia next month. But he then ran into Brazilian legend and former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at Fight Night Adelaide, the Australian rocked by a right hand in the second round from which he never recovered. Updated as of April 25, 2023, after UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Endeavor records below are based on the combination of total fights which fighters fought under UFC, Strikeforce and WEC. He won his next six fights, fighting almost exclusively with Wu Lin Feng in China. [51], Adesanya then faced Brad Tavares on 6 July 2018, at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. [citation needed] His winning streak earned him a place in the 2014 Kunlun Fight 80kg tournament, held during Kunlun Fight 2. A fighter can be ranked in multiple divisions at the same time in divisions they have competed. Pedro is however coming off back-to-back defeats which have seen his ranking fall down the light-heavyweight standings, the most recent of which came in Adelaide via a third-round TKO. As of May 16, 2019, a total of 76 UFC fighters have been sanctioned by USADA since the UFC USADA testing program started.[23]. [75] After the bout, Adesanya's visible right-breast gynecomastia drummed up controversy due to possible PEDs use, though Adesanya claimed it was due to his usage of marijuana. [73] He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round. [32] In the quarterfinal, he beat Slava Alexeichik by unanimous decision, in the semifinal he beat Pati Afoa by knockout and won the tournament with a knockout of Jamie Eades. Won the vacant Hex Fight Series Middleweight Championship. New Breed: USA: 16-6-0: [109][110], Adesanya is a fan of anime and has stated he would like to start an anime production company after retiring from fighting. Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on Mar 6, 2021. Nigerian and New Zealand mixed martial artist (born 1989). Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land. Fighters' age and height are based on information obtained from Sherdog's website. 10. [76][77] Adesanya also caused additional controversy by simulating anal sex on the prone Costa at the end of the fight. [54], Adesanya faced Derek Brunson on 3 November 2018, at UFC 230. Continue with Recommended Cookies. [18] Adesanya was not interested in sports during high school; instead he was interested in Japanese anime such as Death Note[19] and the manga series Naruto. Alexander Volkanovski's last five fights have been against Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway (twice), and Brian Ortega. When will Jamahal Hill defend? [111] His nickname "The Last Stylebender" is a reference to Avatar: The Last Airbender, an anime-influenced cartoon series. Key Fighters: Geoff Neal, Ryan Spann, Miles Johns, Uriah Hall, Diego Ferreira, Alex Morono, Alonzo Menifield, Kennedy Nzechukwu, Macy Chiasson, Steven Peterson Elevation Fight Team Location:. Unbeaten in eight UFC bouts as a middleweight, Whittaker became interim champion when UFC legend Georges St Pierre vacated the middleweight belt midway through 2017. Kde, kdy a proti komu? The UFC middleweight champion promised to never fight on New Zealand soil in consequence of what he deems unfair treatment from the New Zealand government and the COVID-19 restrictions of the "Managed Isolation and Quarantine" system. That fight ended in a third-round loss on a stacked card for UFC 225 in Chicago, Anderson suffering a unanimous decision defeat by the first woman to take down Ronda Rousey. [67], Adesanya next faced three-time UFC title challenger Yoel Romero on 7 March 2020 UFC 248. Whittaker made his UFC debut proper in 2012, going 2-2 over his first four fights; he added one further victory at welterweight before making the decision to step up to middleweight. [64], Adesanya then faced Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout on 6 October 2019, headlining UFC 243 for UFC Middleweight Championship. Adesanya knocked his opponent out in the second round. Required fields are marked *. We've dived into the UFC history books and have compiled a list of the Greatest Australian and New Zealand fighters to have competed in the organisation. [63] The fight was widely regarded as the best fight of the year, earning the nomination from most of the MMA news outlets. The biggest prize went to Israel Adesanya", "UFC 281 set with Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira headliner at Madison Square Garden", "UFC 281: Alex Pereira Mounts Late Comeback, Stops Israel Adesanya in Fifth", "Official - Alex Pereira Vs. Israel Adesanya II Set To Headline UFC 287 On April 8. [72] This marked the first time two male unbeaten mixed martial artists met in a title fight since 2009. [48] This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus. [65] After a knockdown in last second of the first round, Adesanya won the fight via knockout in the second round. 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Wilnis won the fight by unanimous decision, although the result was considered controversial. [11], Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, the eldest of five children. [66] This win earned him his fourth Performance of the Night award. Dan "The Hangman" Hooker (22-12-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of Auckland, New Zealand and the #14th ranked Top Lightweight MMA fighter. He's the former interim UFC middleweight champion, who also became the undisputed UFC middleweight champion after George's St-Pierre vacated the title in 2017. Dana White likes what he sees Down Under. [59] This fight earned both competitors the Fight of the Night award. Five current UFC champions appeared in the series early in their UFC tenures Zhang Weili (UFC 227), Deiveson Figueiredo (UFC Lincoln 2018), Petr Yan (UFC Singapore 2018), Alexander. Metering and billing coordinator for a gas line company (hated it). 1. def. He lost the semifinal bout against Simon Marcus by an extra round split decision. 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[24][25] At the age of 21, Adesanya moved to Auckland, New Zealand, and began training in mixed martial arts under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing, with future UFC fighters such as Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France and current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski. It's with good reason, too, as Australia and New Zealand boast some of the best talent in the UFC. It's with good reason, too, as Australia and New Zealand boast some of the best talent in the UFC. 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Favorite grappling technique: I like choking people and whispering sweet nothings in their ear as they fall asleep. UFC 271 was not only a showcase for Adesanya, but several of his teammates from the City Kickboxing gym in New Zealand, including Mike Mathetha (also known as Blood Diamond) and Carlos. [84] Adesanya won the rematch via unanimous decision, with scores of 4847, 4847 and 4946. Anderson's record sits at 1-1 in the UFC after she embraced one of the toughest challenges for her maiden bout, a showdown with superstar Holly Holm. 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Whittaker does New Zealand proud with the way he handles himself in and out of the ring. [58] He won the fight via unanimous decision. It will be up to the UFC as to what they do. He hasn't looked back since. [87] This win earn him the Fan Bonus of the Night first place award which paid in bitcoin of US$30,000. Israel Adesanya is now the UFC Middleweight champion and Alexander Volkanovski, the Featherweight Champ. But his first title defence was derailed by injury, and it wasn't until he defeated Yoel Romero for a second time, in Chicago, that he held the belt in triumph inside the Octagon. So, we put together a match-day XIII, and here . Jim York has been around the block. [34], Adesanya won five of his next six fights, including victories over Yousri Belgaroui[35] and Bogdan Stoica. [38] He fought Jason Wilnis for the Glory Middleweight championship at Glory 37: Los Angeles. One half of "The Halfcast Podcast", Pedro is an established light-heavyweight whose UFC record sits at 3-3 after he debuted in November 2016. [13] Adesanya attended Chrisland School, Opebi, and enrolled in its Taekwondo after-school club until he was removed by his mother due to an injury. It's one goal ticked off, but it's only the beginning. He won his semifinal match against Zane Hopman by unanimous decision, and defended the cruiserweight crown with a unanimous decision win against Lance Bryant in the final. Petr Yan at UFC 273 on Apr 9, 2022 2. def. [89] Adesanya lost the fight and title via technical knockout in the fifth round, his first loss at middleweight. He is set to have surgery and then begin his road back to the Octagon. In 2008, because I needed skills to protect myself. [37], Adesanya participated in the 2016 Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament. [47] He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round. Favorite Striking technique: Spinning s**t. Significant Strikes include all strikes at distance, plus power strikes in the clinch and on the ground. ? Str. [88], Adesanya faced Alex Pereira, who had two victories against him in kickboxing, on 12 November 2022 at UFC 281. I'll be more careful in future with my words. He's not just a great fighter, but a great man, opting to forgo a fight with Jared Cannonier at UFC 248 so he could donate bone marrow to his daughter. (0:58). It is fair to say that fighters from Down Under have a firm grip on the UFC's middleweight division. Adesanya participated in the King in the Ring Cruiserweights II tournament of the regional circuit in New Zealand. 2838 Athletes Asjabharan _ Bantamweight 0-0-0 (W-L-D) Asjabharan _ Athlete Profile Yibugele - Featherweight 0-0-0 (W-L-D) Yibugele - Athlete Profile Angga - Featherweight 0-1-0 (W-L-D) Angga -. Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? One of three Kiwis on our list, Kara-France also made his UFC debut in Adelaide last year. Language links are at the top of the page across from the title. 16of 24wins by KO, six in the first round, Stopped UFC vets Song Kenan (2015) and Melvin Guillard (2017), Had reported 75-4 (29 KOs) pro kickboxing record, Origin of nickname Coined from the TV show Avatar.. [56] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award for a third time. [85], Adesanya faced Jared Cannonier on 2 July 2022, at UFC 276. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Your email address will not be published. Whittaker Vs. Adesanya Is Set! New Zealand: 13-6-0: . As of 13September2022[update], the UFC roster consisted of fighters from 71 countries. Note: Fight records calculation: (1) Plus one point of the total wins for fighters have not loss a fight; (2) Negative points of total loses for fighters have not won a fight; (3) Add number of wins to the winning percentage; (4) A draw counts as 0.5 (5) No contest does not factor as one of the variables of the calculation. Career Record : 10 Wins, 4 Losses. Originally from Nigeria, Adesanya and his family immigrated to New Zealand; a move "The Last Stylebender" has embraced by labelling himself as a "Black Kiwi". The biggest UFC character on either side of the Tasman, Tuivasa shot up the heavyweight rankings with an unbeaten eight-bout run after he'd traded rugby league for MMA. Kai Kara-France UFC 269: Kai Kara-France v Cody Garbrandt Kai Kara-France is one of many fighters who took the. Blaydes.[31]. UFC 287 (4/8/23) Adesanya knocked out Alex Pereira at 4:21 of the second round to win the UFC middleweight title, UFC 281 (11/12/22) Adesanya was stopped by Alex Pereira via strikes at 2:01 of the fifth round, losing his UFC middleweight title, UFC 276 (7/2/22) Adesanya won a five round unanimous decision over Jared Cannonier to retain his UFC middleweight title, UFC 271 (2/12/22) Adesanya won a five round unanimous decision over Robert Whittaker to retain his UFC middleweight title, UFC 263 (6/12/21) Adesanya won a five round unanimous decision over Marvin Vettori to retain his UFC middleweight title, UFC 259 (3/6/21) Adesanya lost a five round unanimous decision to Jan Blachowicz in a fight for the UFC light heavyweight title, UFC 253 (9/27/20) Adesanya stopped Paulo Costa via strikes at 3:59 of the second round to retain his UFC middleweight title, UFC 248 (3/7/20) Adesanya won a five round unanimous decision over Yoel Romero to retain his UFC middleweight title, UFC 243 (10/6/19) Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker at 3:33 of the second round to unify the UFC middleweight title and become undisputed champion, UFC 236 (4/13/19) Adesanya won a five round unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum to win the interim UFC middleweight title, UFC 234 (2/10/19) Adesanya won a three round unanimous decision over Anderson Silva, UFC 230 (11/3/18) Adesanya stopped Derek Brunson via strikes at 4:51 of the first round, TUF 27 Finale (7/6/18) Adesanya won a five round unanimous decision over Brad Tavares, UFC on FOX (4/14/18) Adesanya won a three round split decision over Marvin Vettori, UFC 221 (2/11/18) Adesanya stopped Rob Wilkinson via strikes at 3:37 of the second round. deena centofanti husband, porque me excita el pasado de mi pareja, university of tennessee athletic director,

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