We all watched the fight with our hearts in our mouths.
For the average Nigerian martial arts lover, there’s probably no fighter who has ever made one feel this emotional.
Gastelum was a worthy opponent, an equally terrific fighter and his strikes were powerful, but Israel Adesanya really showed heart. He really showed what it means to be a champion.
After being knocked down in the first round, he came back and by the fifth, totally demolished Gastelum. I thought the referee was gonna stop the fight because Gastelum kept getting mowed down.
Congratulations to The Last Style Bender, Naija blood in New Zealand Israel Adesanya!