Fresh off a second-round win over Pablo Costa at UFC 253 on September 26, “The Last Stylebender” Israel Adesanya continues to display his dominance in the middleweight division. With an astounding 20-0 MMA record, 9-0 in the Octagon, it may be about time to talk about seeing him in some dream matchups that could enhance his career even further and see him hook up against the biggest stars in the company.
According to the retired former UFC two-division champion turned media sensation with a pleasant and funny exchange here with Ariel Helwani, I don’t know…something about Canadian Thanksgiving, which came and passed on October 12.
Otherwise, according to MMAmania.com, reported by Adam Guillen, Jr, the former American Kickboxing Association product strongly recommends that newly UFC heavyweight and former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones goes up against Adesanya sooner than later. Jones’ last fight was on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247 with a unanimous decision win over Dominick Reyes. Jones (25-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) may not consider Adesanya a worthy enough opponent to have a superfight with. Especially if Jones is looking to become the eighth fighter in UFC history to win championships in two divisions.
To Adesanya’s credit, he has a storied Muay Thai and boxing background where he has an eye-popping 75-5 kickboxing record and a 5-1 boxing record, with a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Andre Galvão. At 31 years old, it would be wise to continue building his already impressive record and stay dominant in the 185-lb weight class. DC seems to be fanning the fire in wanting to see these two 6’4″ towers of power go to war.
As Cormier demands to see Jones face off against Adesanya before he becomes an even stronger force, is he also becoming a bigger fan of the Nigerian-New Zealander wanting to finally see Jones put in his place by someone who might be —- might be better than the 33-year old decade long veteran whose lone loss came against Matt Hamill due to a disqualification?
Despite being unbeaten, Adesanya has some ways to go, but it’s possible that this fight could and should go down. Whether Jones embarks on his heavyweight journey or makes a pit stop to fight Adesanya, one can imagine how “Bones” is gonna get down against virtually anybody.