WATCH: Israel Adesanya and His Family Goes Berserk As Francis Ngannou Knocks Out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260

Published 03/28/2021, 12:01 PM EDT

Israel Adesanya gave his reaction as ‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic in a stunning second-round finish to become the new UFC Heavyweight champion.


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After his defeat against Miocic, the last time they had faced off at UFC 220 in 2018, Ngannou significantly improved his wrestling skills and swiftness which was visible when he faced Miocic this time.

Many UFC fighters and others around the world reacted to his victory over various social media platforms. One of them was UFC superstar Israel Adesanya.


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Israel Adesanya reacts to the fight between Ngannou and Miocic

Israel Adesanya was hosting or attending a live match party with his family. In the post, we can see him going berserk, along with his family members, after seeing how stunningly his ‘good friend’ Ngannou picked up the victory.


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He even posted a picture of himself, Ngannou, and Kamaru Usman, and tweeted, “3 kings taking back gold to land, Africa. This is history!! The stories this can inspire!! I am inspired. Our stories will be told by us.”

 Adesanya and Ngannou share a wonderful friendship

In an interview with the YouTube channel ‘Its time for Sports’ ahead of his fight against Jan Blachowicz, Adesanya had mentioned that having three African-born champions will be iconic, and he didn’t want to spoil the situation.

He said, “Imagine when Francis gets that belt. Me, Kamaru and Francis, it’s three African-born champions holding UFC belts currently, at the same time, that’s powerful. That image is powerful. That image itself is iconic and historical, and it would do a lot for the people from our continent.

“They’ve been taking a lot of gold from Africa. So it’s good to bring it back to Africa, so yeah… (I will fight) no one that I consider a brother. I feel like it was almost blasphemous.” 


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Francis Ngannou too had shown his support for the previously undefeated Adesanya after he was defeated by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 earlier this month.


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It’s the first time in UFC history that three champions are of African descent, with Ngannou being the Heavyweight champion, Kamaru Usman being the current Welterweight champion, and Adesanya, of course, being the Middleweight champion.

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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.