UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya took to social media via ESPN MMA and shared his newest avatar with fight fans. ‘The Last Stylebender’ lives up to his moniker by constantly elevating his appeal to the MMA community at large. Not to mention, he has successfully managed to crossover into mainstream appeal with his electric personality outside the cage.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 6, 2020
His acclaim reached atmospheric levels when he actualized his goal of being UFC champion. 2020 saw him grace the cover of the UFC 4 video game alongside fellow mega-star Jorge Masvidal.
Not to be outdone, Paulo Costa has a popular online presence in terms of his social media interactions. He recently took to Twitter and fired away at his upcoming opponent with a hilarious video trolling Adesanya.
Cmon motherfuckers pic.twitter.com/iFwY1aNAqY
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) August 5, 2020
Israel Adesanya: Rise to the top
The 6’4’ fighter is scheduled to defend his gold strap against the perennially dangerous striker in Paulo Costa. The two fighters have a brewing hatred for each other that has boiled over on more than one occasion. They will finally settle their differences in the highly anticipated main event slated for September.
However, Israel received major criticism from the MMA world, who rebuked his last bout for lacking significantly paced action. Chiefly, it seems as though his newly minted pink hairstyle may translate to an electrifying finish in the cage.
The top-ranked fighters in the weight class are champing at the bit to swipe some shine off Adesanya, along with his championship. Moreover, the scheduled booking of Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier may indicate a new challenger.
‘The Eraser’ looks to flatten Adesanya and rise to the top to face the hungry contenders at 185-pounds. He has gone on record to say that he will not be exchanging pleasantries after his fight with the champion. Chiefly, his tenacious output has gone unmatched inside the promotion, thus making for a compelling narrative.
Israel Adesanya will be looking to continue his upward trajectory inside the promotion and attain more lucrative opportunities. His upcoming test against Paulo Costa will be a good indication of his path going forward in the UFC.
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