After reeling off 11 consecutive finishes in New Zealand, China, and Australia, surging prospect Israel Adesanya made his Octagon debut against homeland fighter Rob Wilkinson on the preliminary card of tonight’s (Sat., February 10, 2018) UFC 221 from the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
“The Last Stylebender” showed where all of the hype was coming without much waiting for the fans, putting the pressure on Wilkinson with a vicious second-round flurry of pinpoint punches and knees that had Wilkinson taking huge damage.
It soon became too much damage, in fact, forcing the referee to step in to stop the bout, giving Adesanya another TKO and a ton of momentum leading into the immediate future. Check out the highlights of his impressive octagon debut here:
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