Who Is Israel Mobolaji Adesanya? He is a Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and boxer has defeated Robert John Whittaker to become the UFC Undisputed World Middle Weight Champion.
The former Glory middleweight contender winner and King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, had only been the interim champion after his win over Kelvin Gastelum in April while Whittaker had been the undisputed champions but had been away for 16 months due to injuries.
The Nigerian Yoruba born fighter prostrated before his parents before handing over his belt to his mother.
30-year-old Adesanya a.k.a the Last Stylebender is now the 2nd African to win a UFC title after Kamaru Usman became welter weight champion.
The fight took place in Whittaker nation, at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Adesanya dropped Whittaker in the first round before finishing him off in the second to remain unbeaten in his professional career and UFC and also become the undisputed middleweight champion of the UFC.