UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier- Adesanya has high respect for Robert Whittaker, however, he doesn’t plan to move up with a trilogy bout with him. Izzy targets upcoming top contenders for a fight.Adesanya is to face Jared Cannonier on JULY 3 at UFC 276. Follow UFC 276 Live Updates and UFC news with InsideSport.IN
UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier, Izzy toasts Robert Whittaker but is not interested in a trilogy fight
Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker trilogy fight: UFC 243 and UFC 271 witnessed the defeat of Robert Whittaker to the last style bender.
Izzy, being the undefeated champion in the division, has his respect for Robert but doesn’t plan to move for a trilogy bout with him.
Israel Adesanya said, “He’s a great fighter,” Adesanya said of Whittaker at a UFC press conference in Australia earlier this week. “I’ll give it to him, he’s a great fighter, but I know how that book ends. I’ve read that book twice already. First time was a quick read, second time was a little bit longer. He’s probably going to be at the top for a little while longer, but if we fight again, I know how that book ends. That’s why I’m excited about this next fight, some new blood, someone I’ve never fought before.
“If he wants, he should go up to 205, see what that’s about. Maybe try that for a little bit. But yeah, I’ve read that book already, and I don’t like reading the same book over and over again.”
“I don’t believe [Cannonier is my toughest opponent],” Adesanya said. “That’s my first inkling, but it doesn’t mean I underestimate him. Everyone is a tough challenger. He’s a guy that packs a lot. … He still carries that strength around, so I can’t overlook him, but I don’t think he’ll be the toughest challenge. I honestly think I’ll make this easy. I really believe I will make this look easy.”
The last style bender is a spectacular prodigy of UFC. The Middleweight champion is known for his slick moves inside the octagon, being calm and unpredictable.
Israel Adesanya has a prepared-to-die mindset inside the octagon. Ranked 3 in men’s pound-for-pound rankings. Adesanya is a former glory middleweight title challenger and professional boxer.
He has 22 wins and 1 loss to Jan Blachowicz in UFC 256 when he moved to UFC light heavyweight bout. Regardless, he had an undefeated 9-win streak, and, after UFC 256, he remains undefeated again.
However, Israel Adesanya is to face Jared Cannonier on JULY 3 at UFC 276.
THE KILLA GORILLA is on a two-win streak. His last match with Derek Brunson used his notorious elbow to win UFC 271.