UFC 287: Tinubu reacts to Adesanya’s victory
The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated professional mixed martial artist, Israel Adesanya, after he reclaimed his UFC middleweight belt title in the Ultimate Fighting Championship 287.
Tinubu congratulated him via his Twitter handle on Sunday.
He wrote, “Congratulations to Israel Adesanya #stylebender on reclaiming the UFC Middleweight Title. He never stopped believing in himself and we did not stop believing in him. #NaijaProud.”
Pereira Sunday morning was unleashing body hooks and a knee to the ribs, with Adesanya backed against the cage, when the challenger threw a right hook out of nowhere!
It froze Pereira, so similar to the end of the first round in their last fight, but this time there was no buzzer to save Pereira; the next punch dropped him, and he was out cold after the fist.
Adesanya then celebrated by imitating firing arrows at his rival.
Adesanya suffered a controversial points loss to Pereira in their first fight, a kickboxing match. In their rematch, also in kickboxing, Adesanya was leading but was knocked out. In November, in their first MMA clash, Adesanya was ahead, but he was beaten in the final round.
After seven years in which they have fought four times, ‘The Last Stylebender’ finally gets his win over Pereira, and in stunning fashion.