Nigerian born, New Zealand-based UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has predicted an easy victory over Brazil’s Paulo Costa, as he prepares to defend his title on Sunday at Yas Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.
‘The Last Stylebender’, as Adesanya is fondly called, said yesterday during an interview monitored on Supersports that the African blood that is flowing in his vein always gives him great motivation whenever he steps inside the ring.
Adesanya, who has Africa’s map boldly inscribed on his chest, is two days away from defending his gold strap for the second time against Brazil’s Paulo Costa. The two fighters have no love lost for each other and fans expect the fight to be explosive.
The elite 185-pound fighters will meet on Yas Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The fight was to take place back in March, but Costa suffered a bicep injury. Both combatants are now sure to deliver massively in the promotion’s Fight Island return.
The 19-0 fighter, Adesanya, is supremely confident in his skills going into the match-up with the heavy-handed Paulo Costa.