Israel Adesanya Delivers Dominant Win At The TUF 27 Finale

Israel Adesanya proved his elite-level talent last night – dominating eighth-ranked middleweight contender Brad Tavares to a unanimous decision victory.

The hype is real ladies and gentlemen!

Israel Adesanya stepped up to the plate in a big way in what was just his third UFC outing last night. Besting the in-form veteran Brad Tavares over five-rounds, the hotly-tipped prospect proved that his transition from his original sport of kickboxing really is going smoothly.

His takedown defence, his cardio over five-rounds and even his grappling were showcased in the TUF 27 Finale’s main event but of course, it was his striking skills that stole the show.

‘The Last Stylebender’ had been talking a big talk since making his promotional debut earlier this year and while many had called him out for speaking too soon on his talent for this sport, he really managed to shut down a lot of his critics with this one.

It may still be very early days but the UFC certainly have a real budding talent on their hands with this guy. On top of that, he just happens to be a pretty colourful personality to boot!

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

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