Israel Adesanya Has Arrived
I have seen the future of the 185-pound division and it is “The Last Stylebender.”
For diehard fight fans, Adesanya’s impressive KO of Derrick Brunson was to be expected. However, for more casual fans, UFC 230 was likely the first time they had a chance to see “The Last Stylebender” in action.
Full of confidence with the bravado to back it all up, Adesanya is talent that only comes down the pipe once in a generation. He made the No. 6-ranked Brunson look like he didn’t belong in the Octagon with him last night. It was reminiscent of Anderson Silva against Chris Leben.
Whether or not Adesanya will have the storybook career that Silva has had remains to be seen, but he has all the physical gifts to do that.