WATCH: Israel Adesanya Shows Off Insane $125,000 Watch During UFC 266

Published 09/28/2021, 11:32 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: Israel Adesanya of New Zealand stands in his corner prior to his middleweight bout against Anderson Silva of Brazil during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega went to war in the main event of the UFC 266 pay-per-view this past weekend. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya kept a close eye on how his teammate Volkanovski performed in that fight.

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The third round of the contest was beyond thrilling, to say the least. Ortega managed to lock up Volkanovski twice in potential fight-ending submissions. However, the Aussie refused to tap and eventually found a way out. It was yet another display of his true heart and grit inside the Octagon. ‘Style bender’ was visibly excited to see the fight go down as it did.

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Also, what caught the fans’ attention was the fact that Izzy was wearing a unique watch. It was an audemarspiguet Royal Oak, open-worked in stainless steel. The retail price of the piece is $37,000, while the market value of the watch is $125,000. Izzy has always had a knack for showing off fancy accessories. This watch is the latest addition to that list.

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Adesanya last fought at UFC 263 and earned a lopsided decision in his favor to defend his middleweight title against Marvin Vettori. It was a rematch between the duo. It seems like he will have another rematch to execute when he steps inside the Octagon next. Robert Whittaker is touted to be Adesanya’s next opponent in the UFC.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria celebrates after his knockout victory over Robert Whittaker of New Zealand in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 243 event at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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The duo had previously collided at UFC 243. Adesanya capped off a dominant performance with a second-round knockout win. He managed to become the new undisputed middleweight champion in the process. Since then, Whittaker has put together a 3-fight win streak to reclaim his spot as the no.1 contender of the division.

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They will most likely clash at UFC 270 in early 2022. However, no official date for the same has been announced yet. So, when the fight eventually takes place, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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