With a victory over Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva earns a title shot.

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Dana White flashed gold in front of Anderson Silva’s face and Silva got that Midas Fever again. White told Silva that if he fights and gets a victory over Israel Adesanya in February he gets a shot at the title. That is definitely a good way to get the former champ to sign on the … Read moreWith a victory over Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva earns a title shot.

Anderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in Australia. Ees normal.

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Ees normal. Once again we get a fight between a young lion vs the old lion. In this case, Anderson Silva is the old lion and is reportedly going to face a mirror image of his former self. The 29-year old, Israel Adesanya, will be Silva’s Huckleberry at UFC 234 in Australia. History has shown … Read moreAnderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in Australia. Ees normal.

The Last Airbender, dominant in the cage and via Social Media

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Derek Brunson called Israel Adesanya out, and well, Israel certainly responded Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya is a fight I think most people would be interested in seeing. As per the norm these days, Derek Brunson took to social media to challenge Israel, since a lot of fights begin that way. I’m not sure he … Read moreThe Last Airbender, dominant in the cage and via Social Media

Israel Adesanya loves his ride or die, since day one. His doggy

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Israel Adesanya is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. Everyone needs someone to have their back while on their journey. It looks as if Adesanya’s doggy, Milli, has been his support system since the get-go.

If you are a dog owner, then you know that happiness is your dog. Whenever I come home, my family never comes to the door to meet me, but there my dog sits, just waiting to give kisses. They are really man’s best friend and Adesanya feels the same way about Milli.

I bet if he could get Reebok to make a dog’s fight kit, he’d have Milli in his corner.

Dana White and Brendan Schaub go at each other via Instagram

Brendan Schaub likes to hear himself talk, Dana White prefers he doesn’t Brendan Schaub has really become opinionated in the past year. It seems like he always had an opinion on things, but once Showtime hired him for the May/Mac fiasco he seemed bolstered in confidence. He has no problem passing off his opinions as … Read moreDana White and Brendan Schaub go at each other via Instagram

TUF 27 Finale Event Results: Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya

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We have your TUF 27 Finale event results as they happen tonight! The UFC opened their International Fight Week with the TUF 27 finale tonight. It has been a great night of action so far. We’ve got the TUF 27 Finale event results below. TUF 27 Finale Event Results: Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya July 6th, … Read moreTUF 27 Finale Event Results: Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya

TUF 27 finale weigh in results and link to live faceoffs from the Palms

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The early weigh-ins took place this morning for the TUF 27 Finale card. The event and traditional faceoffs will both be held at the Pearl in The Palms, in Las Vegas. The main event will feature a middleweight bout between Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya.

The other featured bouts will be the TUF 27 lightweight and featherweight finales.

FS1 Main Card

Brad Tavares (186) vs. Israel Adesanya (186)
Joe Giannetti (155.5) vs. Mike Trizano (154.5)
Jay Cucciniello (145) vs. Brad Katona (145.5)
Martin Bravo (145.5) vs. Alex Caceres (146)
Barb Honchak (125.5) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (125)
Alessio Di Chirico (186) vs. Julian Marquez (190)**

FS1 Prelims

Montana De La Rosa (125.5) vs. Rachael Ostovich (125.5)
Luis Pena (154) vs. Richie Smullen (154.5)
John Gunther (155.5) vs. Allan Zuniga (156)
Tyler Diamond (146) vs. Bryce Mitchell (145)

Fight Pass Prelims

Matt Bessette (145.5) vs. Steven Peterson (146)
Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs. Oskar Piechota (185.5)

Watch the faceoffs here at 7 PM ET/ 4PM PT

UFC announces Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya at TUF finale

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The Fight takes place July 6th as part of International Fight Week The UFC announced a really exciting fight will headline the TUF 27 Finale on July 6th. Middleweights Brad Tavares will face undefeated Israel Adesanya in a highly anticipated clash. Brad Tavares (17-4) has won four consecutive fights and five of his last six. His lone … Read moreUFC announces Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya at TUF finale

Israel Adesanya seems just a bit unhappy with earning a split decision win

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We all kind of scratched our heads while Bruce Buffer read the scorecards on Saturday night for the Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori fight. A split decision win for Adesanya seemed downright insulting. After the fight, Adesanya put a tweet out that expressed how unhappy he was with the judging. To say that he wasn’t … Read moreIsrael Adesanya seems just a bit unhappy with earning a split decision win

“I’m the first, not the next, Style Bender.” Israel Adesanya

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The Last Style Bender, Israel Adesanya, is a red-hot prospect in the UFC right now. In fact, he’s so hot, he’s been called ‘The next Jon Jones’ by many people. However, Adesanya doesn’t want to hear any of that noise.

“I just don’t like the comparison to anyone; even McGregor or anything. It’s just a mindset. I don’t want to be anyone’s second banana or in anyone’s shadow. Jon Jones only gets compared to me because he got on tv first. If I was the first one on tv then definitely it’d be like, Jon Jones is like Izzy. We’re two different people and our styles are different.”

Adesanya fights on the main card of tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night from Glendale, Arizona.

The next big thing, Israel Adesanya, makes his debut at UFC 221

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Just looking at the debuting UFC middleweight, you can see how he draws comparisons to Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. Then, you watch Israel Adesanya fight and understand he may be the next big thing and the comparisons are warranted.

Adesanya is one of the most highly touted middleweights in the world right now. Sitting on a record of 11-0, with 11 KO/TKO’s, he will finally make his UFC debut this weekend at UFC 221. “The Stylebender” also has a kickboxing record of 65-5.

The New Zealander is competing on the FOX Sports 1 undercard against Rob Wilkinson. Wilkinson most recently suffered his first career loss in his UFC debut against Siyar Bahadurzada.

A lot of people already know about Adesanya. He looks to make even more know who he is on Saturday night.