The middleweight champion, Israel Adesanaya is excited to fight his newest foe, the destructive knockout specialist Cannonier. At the age of 37, the veteran from Alaska who competed in the heavyweight and light heavyweight weight classes before settling at 185 pounds gets his first chance at gold. While trying to earn a second title at 205 pounds, Adesanya suffered his lone defeat. On the other hand, he is still unbeatable at middleweight.
All eyes in the combat industry are on Las Vegas this week as the UFC’s biggest event of the year returns. On Saturday night, UFC 276 will conclude International Bout Week with a fight card that is jam-packed to the gills inside the T-Mobile Arena.
Israel Adesanya beats Jared Cannonier in a unanimous decision at UFC 276
The champion ducks behind a cannonier’s heavy-handed right and left that land approach. In response to those piercing punches, Adesanya raises his right hand in his victory. Adesanya emerges slowly from the smoke-filled T-Mobile Arena to the sound of The Undertaker’s theme song while carrying an urn. The walkout received mixed opinions from viewers but one can’t deny that it was different.
As the funeral bells for his 6-10 counterpart sounded at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Adesanya carried an urn while donning the black cap of the retired wrestling legend. Officials from the Nevada Athletic Commission dutifully followed Adesanya to his limelight in the 20,000-seat arena and halted when he did. The Undertaker’s walkout was used by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya during his title defence against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 with WWE executives Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H ringside.