Israel Adesanya Summons Michael B. Jordan For a Fight in the Octagon

Published 05/03/2021, 3:04 PM EDT


UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya is gearing up to face Marvin Vettori for the title defense at UFC 263 on June 12th. Although the champ is preparing for the fight inside the octagon, it doesn’t mean he can’t have fun outside of it.

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While sharing a clip from actor/producer Michael B Jordon’s latest movie, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, ‘The Last Stylebender’ summoned the actor for a fight in the octagon. Jordan plays the character of John Kelly in the movie who is a US Navy Seal.

The Nigerian took to Twitter and asked Jordan, Yo @MichaelB4Jordan , who you think wins a fight in the Octagon? Me or John Kelly? I’ll show you what #WithoutRemorse really looks like. #PrimeVideo #ad.”

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The movie is an action thriller and co-stars Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce, and Jodie-Turner Smith in pivotal roles. Tom Clancy based it on the 1993 novel of the same name.

In brief, the movie is about Kelly’s mission to take revenge on the murderer who killed his pregnant wife and fellow unit members. He later finds himself in a bigger conspiracy altogether.

While Jordan is an actor by profession, he could have combat sports experience. He was a part of the 7th installment of the Rocky franchise, Creed.

He played the role of Adonis Creed in the movie and starred alongside Sylvester Stallone. So, a reply from the other side coming soon can’t be ruled out.

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How has Israel Adesanya been doing lately?

Adesanya’s (20-1) dream of becoming a 2-division champion hit rock bottom after his loss against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. Although, he hasn’t lost everything. He is still the man to beat in the middleweight division.

He will defend his crown against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 in a rematch from 2018, where he recorded a win by way of split decision.

Robert Whittaker was deemed as the next challenger for Adesanya, but the former recently fought at UFC 261 and Adesanya wanted a fight in June. So it wasn’t possible for UFC 263, but it’s almost certain that he will fight the winner between Adesanya and Vettori.

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Adesanya is surely one of the best in the business. It will take a herculean effort from Vettori to capture the gold from him. Can Vettori stop Adesanya this time around?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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