Middleweight champion reveals he is not excited about the duel between former opponents, but believes in the Australian’s victory
Dominant middleweight champion (84 kg), Israel Adesanya knows the category like no one else and keeps an eye on what happens in it. So much so that the Nigerian informs that he will watch the duel between Marvin Vettori and Robert Whittakerwhich is part of the UFC Paris, event that takes place this Saturday (3). However, ‘The Last Stylebender’ adds that the fight between his rivals is not what he most expects on the show.
On the contrary, in an interview with the ‘YouTube’ channel ‘The Blakamoto & Oscar Show’, Adesanya, sincerely, confessed that the decisive fight involving Vettori and Whittaker doesn’t matter to him. It is worth noting that the athletes are two of the best middleweight fighters in the UFC and that part of the MMA projects that the winner of the match will get closer to fighting for the division title again. However, the category champion said he was little excited to watch the duel, because he has two victories over the Australian and the Italian. Even so, as he knows the duo well, the Nigerian gives ‘The Reaper’ a certain advantage over ‘The Italian Dream’ in the match.
“I’m excited for the main event. I’m also excited for the co-main event, but I’m not really. I will not lie. I will not deceive you and give politically correct answers. I’m not excited for the co-main event. I will watch and I know who will win. Whittaker is going to win, so that’s why it’s not exciting for me. Whittaker is more complete. He’s better at striking and I feel like he can grappling with Vettori and getting him into trouble. But the main fight, I don’t know who will win. I like Gane, but I love Tuivasa. This is my guy”, declared the UFC champion.
Israel Adesanya, 32, is one of the biggest and best MMA fighters today. The UFC middleweight champion debuted for the company in 2018 and has defended the division title five times. In the division, the Nigerian remains undefeated. His main triumphs were over Anderson Silva, Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, Jared Cannonier, Kelvin Gastelum, Marvin Vettori (twice), Paulo ‘Borrachinha’, Robert Whittaker (twice) and Yoel Romero.