“I don’t see anybody that can win and challenge Israel in weight class,” Anderson Silva on Israel Adesanya!


“I don’t see anybody that can win and challenge Israel in weight class,” Anderson Silva on Israel Adesanya!

Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva at UFC 234

Israel Adesanya is the undisputed king of the UFC’s middleweight division. He won the belt after defeating Robert Whittaker back in 2019, and he has successfully defended it thrice.

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Izzy fought the former middleweight king and UFC legend Anderson Silva and he defeated him convincingly to earn a big name for him in the division. It was a dream fight for him, and Silva passed on the torch to Adesanya after the fight.

Silva announced his retirement from MMA after losing his last fight to Uriah Hall. Silva moved on to explore more options and defeated another legendary boxing Julio Cesar Chavez Junior in his first boxing match.

Silva is a legend of the sport, and in his recent interview, he talked about many things and claimed that Israel Adesanya is a great champ, and he doesn’t see him losing any time soon, he said, “Let me tell you something very important: Israel is the big champion. Israel has a lot of experience in kickboxing, and I don’t see anybody that can win and challenge Israel in weight class. Probably in different weight class, but in 185, I don’t think so.”

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Anderson Silva doesn’t see Israel Adesanya lose anytime soon!

Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva
Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva

Adesanya has faced and defeated all the big names in the division, he also moved to the light-heavyweight division in pursuit of greatness. He faced Jan Blachowicz for the light-heavyweight belt but came up short in the process.

He is still undefeated in the middleweight division, and Silva believes he is on top of his game right now, “It’s a different game, but I think Israel is on top of the game right now,” Silva said. “It’s hard to talk about, because Israel proved to anybody why he is the champion in this weight class. It’s very hard to stay in this weight class, fighting at a good level. I know because I’m there for 10 years. But it’s tough; it’s very tough.”

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