“Checkout the stripper room,”- Israel Adesanya pranked by his coach ahead of his title fight at UFC 276

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya had a jump scare after his head coach pranked him during the buildup to fight against Jared Cannonier

Israel Adesanya

UFC 276 is just around the corner and every fighter is getting ready to compete in one the biggest fights of their career. Amidst all the pressure, team CKB is trying to have some fun to ease up their fighters ahead of their fights. Israel Adesanya will fight Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 to defend his middleweight title for the 5th time and he has been working hard to retain his title and continue his unbeaten record in the middleweight division.


Israel is among the top MMA fighters in the world and has a professional record of 23 wins and 1 loss. He will enter the octagon for the 2nd time this year and will defend his title against Jared Cannonier who is ranked #2 in the middleweight division. Along with Israel, top MMA fighters like Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway and Sean O’Malley will also compete at UFC 276.

UFC released the first embedded vlog for UFC 276 and in this episode UFC middleweight champion is pranked by his head coach. Episode starts with Israel playing basketball with his team when his head coach, Eugene Bareman, asked him to check out the strippers room in the place they are staying. Israel entered the room but was pranked by a doll that was kept inside the dark room. Israel jumps out terrified and starts laughing after jumping out of the room.


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“Enjoying the vibe”- Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski have fun before UFC 276

Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski

In the last segment of the embedded episode, Israel Adesanya was seen training with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski at the UFC performance institute. Israel and Alexander are teammates and belong to the city kickboxing team. Israel and Alexander have shared moments in the past and spend time together last week in New Zealand before moving to Las Vegas for UFC 276.

City kickboxing in among the top MMA teams in the world and is home to fighters like Kai Kara-France, Dan hooker, Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski. It is amazing how the team has helped Israel and Alexander stay at the top of their game and have helped them improve their game.

Watch the embedded episode:

City kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman talked about the environment they have inside their training camp and explained how it has helped both champions inside the octagon. Eugene said: “We’re working together the whole way. There’re guys from City kickboxing, there are guys from freestyle. We’re all staying in the same place. We’re enjoying each other’s company. Enjoying the vibe.”

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