Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221. Aniket also volunteers with an NGO that engages in causes ranging from women's empowerment to the prevention of climate change and pollution. Aniket is someone who is intrigued by the beauty of rhymes and regards himself as an amateur poet. He runs a poetry website called Words Stringed Together. Besides this, he too practices MMA, just like the entities he covers.