UFC 268: UFC Champion Israel Adesanya reacts to one of the greatest lightweight fights in the UFC history

Israel Adesanya reacts to a brutal stand-up war that took place in the lightweight division at the main card opening of UFC 268.

Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler- Israel Adesanya
Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler- Israel Adesanya

UFC 268 had the MMA world enjoying one of the best nights of their life and UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya was definitely one of them. Especially his reactions to the main card opener that took place at the lightweight division are priceless.

UFC 268 took place last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, the USA. The fight was headlined by welterweights, the champion Kamaru Usman and the challenger Colby Covington. Adesanya was a hugely supporting Usman for both the fighters have their ancestral origins in Nigeria. And happily, for Adesanya, he saw his homeboy winning that night via unanimous decision.

Justin Gaethje def Michael Chandler
Justin Gaethje def Michael Chandler

Adesanya as of now is waiting for his next fight which is most likely to happen next year. He last fought against Marvin Vettori to defend his title for the third consecutive time. Adesanya will most likely fight the former UFC champ Robert Whittaker who Adesanya dethroned back in 2019.

WATCH! UFC champion Israel Adesanya goes loud cheering UFC Lightweights Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler

Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler
Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler

UFC Lightweights Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler opened the main card of UFC 268 by fulfilling up to the expectations of being the fight of the night, now also a fight of the year contender and one of the greatest fights in UFC Lightweight history. This war in striking aspect had both Chandler and Gaethje wobbling in front of each other in different rounds. In the end, it was Gaethje who took the edge.

Look below as extracted from Adesanya’s official channel by ESPN on how he screams looking at Gaethje and Chandler going back and forth. Probably, Adesanya’s reactions made it clear this is why we love the sport of MMA. The fight between Gaethje and Chandler was also backed by the will of both the fighters to face each other for a very long time.

Adesanya is growing huge on his youtube channel as of lately, especially because of his pre-fight breakdowns and fight reactions, and he was absolutely right about how the fight between Gaethje and Chandler will go. As for both the respective fighters of UFC 268, Chandler will be laying off considering the amount of damage he took but Gaethje is eying another title shot next or else he resists the UFC. Do you think Gaethje has done enough for getting another title shot, and what’s next for Chandler?

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